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    Sale 7745

    Important European Furniture, Sculpture & Clocks

    9 July 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 88

    A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED MEISSEN PORCELAIN TEAPOTS AND COVERS

    CIRCA 1735-40, THE COCKEREL'S COVER LATER

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED MEISSEN PORCELAIN TEAPOTS AND COVERS
    CIRCA 1735-40, THE COCKEREL'S COVER LATER
    Modelled by J.J. Kändler as a crowing cockerel and a hen with chicks, the cockerel with iron-red wattles, golden, black and brown plumage, the tail forming the handle, the hen with a chick forming the cover and eight others under her wings, with iron-red combs and wattles and black and brown feather markings, each above a rocaille-cast base, one stamped '50'
    The cockerel: 7 in. (17.5 cm.) high; 8¼ in. (21 cm.) wide; the hen: 5½ in. (14 cm.) high; 7 in. (17.5 cm.) wide (2)


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    Provenance

    Lord Blackford, thence by descent.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR