18 November 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 1,000
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
TWO ENGLISH PORCELAIN GILT-METAL MOUNTED SCENT-BOTTLES
The first 'Girl-in-a-Swing'-type modelled as a lady vintner seated before fruiting vine, holding a bunch of grapes in her left hand and a basket at her feet, wearing a yellow bodice and pink flowered skirt, the finial formed as a bunch of grapes and attached with a gilt-metal chain, on mound base painted with flowers to the underside, the second, a Chelsea Gold Anchor example, modelled as a boy catching birds, looking up at a trap in the tree above, another trap in his right hand, the gilt-metal finial formed as a bird with its wings outstretched, the underside gilt with diaper-pattern (restoration to the bird catcher and vintner's left arm and mound base, some chipping to leaves)
The vintner 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.) high overall (2)
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For the bird catcher model see G. E. Bryant, The Chelsea Porcelain Toys (London, 1925), pl. 16, cat. no. 4.
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