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    Sale 1958

    The Hodroff Collection, Part II Chinese Export Porcelain From The Collection Of Leo & Doris Hodroff

    23 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 349

    A EUROPEAN SUBJECT ARMORIAL TEACADDY AND COVER

    CIRCA 1750

    Price Realised  

    A EUROPEAN SUBJECT ARMORIAL TEACADDY AND COVER
    CIRCA 1750
    Of quatrefoil form, decorated front and back with a grisaille and gilt scene after Rubens of a young man happening upon a bevy of sleeping beauties, the sides with the crest of a falcon's head erased, spearhead bands at the rims, the finial as a seated hound
    5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) high (2)


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    The subject here is after Ruben's painting Cimon and Iphigenia (1617-18), based on the tale by Boccaccio. Cimon was of noble birth, but lived coarsely until he happened upon the beautiful Iphigenia and her retinue sleeping beneath a tree. By the power of love he cleans himself up and becomes a polished and learned courtier.

    The crest on the sides of the caddy is associated with many families, but David Howard thinks it likely here for the Halkett or Graham families. D.S. Howard, Chinese Armorial Porcelain, vol. II, p. 216.