• 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 197 B

    A CHELSEA GOLD AND AGATE-MOUNTED BONBONNIERE

    CIRCA 1760, CONTEMPORARY STAMPED GOLD MOUNTS

    Price Realised  

    A CHELSEA GOLD AND AGATE-MOUNTED BONBONNIERE
    CIRCA 1760, CONTEMPORARY STAMPED GOLD MOUNTS
    Naturally modelled as billing doves garlanded with flowers above a bundle of quivers and a banner inscribed in iron-red POUR MON AMOUR, the interior with flower-sprays, the hinged mount with flowers and scrolls above an engraved wreath (restored to bow of inscribed banner, domed box cracked and restored in several places)
    2 in. (5.1 cm.) high


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    Cf. G.E. Bryant, The Chelsea Porcelain Toys (London, 1925), pl. 46, figs. 5 and 6.

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    Provenance

    Emma Budge Collection no. 611, sale Paul Graupe, Berlin, 4-6 October 1937, lot 718.
    Otto and Magdalena Blohm Collection; Sotheby's London, 9 October 1961, lot 533.
    Stewart Granger Collection; Christie's London, 20 May 1963, lot 122.
    Ernesto Blohm Collection, and thence by descent.