• 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 140

    A PAIR OF CHELSEA RUSTIC GROUPS

    CIRCA 1757, RED ANCHOR MARKS TO REVERSE

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF CHELSEA RUSTIC GROUPS
    CIRCA 1757, RED ANCHOR MARKS TO REVERSE
    The first group modelled as a man with an oval basket of strawberry plants, flanked by two women, the other group as a milkmaid offering a mug of milk to a child, a pail at her side and a lady in a flowered dress, each on a gentle mound applied flowering branches and elaborate pierced turquoise and gilt scrolled base, the reverse with a pierced aperture (some overall chipping, the first group with one lady's left arm restored and hand lacking)
    Each 6½ in. (16.5 cm.) high (2)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A NOBLEMAN