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    Sale 1983

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art And Ceramics

    9 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 290

    A COPELAND TOPOGRAPHICAL PARCEL-BISCUIT TURQUOISE-GROUND CENTERPIECE

    SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY, GREEN INTERLACED C'S MARK

    Price Realised  

    This lot is offered without a reserve

    A COPELAND TOPOGRAPHICAL PARCEL-BISCUIT TURQUOISE-GROUND CENTERPIECE
    SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY, GREEN INTERLACED C'S MARK
    Modeled as the three Graces standing hand in hand, their backs to a column molded with stiff-leaf tips, on a tripartite base molded with acanthus and painted with views of the 'Castle on Chillon', 'Loch Ard' and 'Unterseen', identified on the underside, within gilt 'beaded' roundels, all raised on three small circular feet, mounted as a lamp
    16¾ in. (42.5 cm.) high, the porcelain


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    According to the Copeland statuary Porcelain catalogue of 1848, this group was produced in 3 sizes. The model was originally meant to be the centerpiece for a dessert table, surmounted by a pierced basket. Compare Paul Atterbury with Maureen Batkin, The Parian Phenomenon, Somerset, 1989, p. 173.

    Special Notice

    This lot is offered without reserve.
    No sales tax is due on the purchase price of this lot if it is picked up or delivered in the State of New York.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DR. W.A. CRISWELL, SOLD TO BENEFIT CRISWELL COLLEGE*