• Centuries of Style: Silver, Eu auction at Christies

    Sale 7800

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    17 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 142

    A PAIR OF BOW MODELS OF PEACOCKS

    CIRCA 1760

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF BOW MODELS OF PEACOCKS
    CIRCA 1760
    Perched to the left and right on flower-encrusted shaped rockwork, their plumage richly enamelled in blue, yellow, purple, green, brown and gilding (restoration to necks and peahen's tail and beak, plumes restored replacements)
    7½ in. (19 cm.) high (2)


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    See the Bow peacock illustrated by Frank Hurlbutt, Bow Porcelain (London, 1926), plate 30, also the pair in the Lady Ludow Collection, see Ann McNair, Catalogue of the Lady Ludlow Collection of English Porcelain at the Bowes Museum (London, 2007), p. 52, no. 26.

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale, Christie's London, 10 December 1973, lot 155.