Lot 31 (The Autumn Country House Sale, 13th September 2016)
A Chelsea gold-mounted porcelain scent bottle,
modelled as a lady playing a hurdy-gurdy, her head forming the stopper, with 18ct gold mounts, the concave base painted with a coloured flower spray,
Provenance: Staal, 1950s.
Literature: G E Bryant 'The Chelsea Porcelain Toys', 1925, pl.6, no.1;
Y Hackenbroch 'Chelsea and Other English Porcelain in The Irwin Untermyer Collection' pl.67, fig.177, (now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, accession no. 64.101.625a.b);
K. Foster 'Scent Bottles' 1966, p.62. pl.48 (where described as 'Girl in a Swing').
Sold for £8,200
Stopper mount in poor condition.
Lower mount collar packed out with composition filler
Chips to hem of dress.
Brown frit staining.
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The auction details are as follows:
Auction: The Autumn Country House Sale, 13th September 2016
9 September 2016 9.00am - 5.00pm
11 September 2016 10.00am - 1.00pm
12 September 2016 9.00am - 5.00pm
13 September 2016 from 9.00am
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