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    Sale 7574

    Thomas Hope & The Neoclassical Vision & The Collector of Collections

    24 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 14

    A REGENCY RED AND BLACK PENWORK TEA-CADDY

    19TH CENTURY

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    A REGENCY RED AND BLACK PENWORK TEA-CADDY
    19TH CENTURY
    Decorated on four sides with a bacchante bearing a kylix, a warrior (possibly Achilles), a charioteer, a martial maiden bearing an axe, the square hinged lid with a crouching warrior, restorations
    6¼ in. (16 cm.) high; 4½ in. (11.5 cm.) square


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    The red-figure subjects are taken from vases in the collection of Thomas Hope. He had purchased Sir William Hamilton's second collection of Greek and Roman vases in 1801 and published various figures in his Costume of the Ancients (2 vols), 1809. The figures here depicted are plates 78 & 79 (charioteer and chariot); 92 Bacchante with thyrsus; 73 warrior; and 66 crouching warrior on the lid.

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