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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 355

    A EUROPEAN SUBJECT TEABOWL AND SAUCER

    CIRCA 1795

    Price Realised  

    A EUROPEAN SUBJECT TEABOWL AND SAUCER
    CIRCA 1795
    Both decorated en grisaille with three youths fishing at the river's edge below the shade of a large tree, in the distance three figures play a game with a bat, a band of gilt acanthus on cobalt-blue at the rim
    5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) diameter, the saucer (2)


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    Another saucer from this unusual service is illustrated by Hervouët and Bruneau, op. cit., p. 202, fig. 9.27, where the authors have identified the original engraving for this design as one signed E. F. Busney Del. and J. Heath Sc., which was used as a frontispiece of a book entitled Elegant Extracts in Poetry. A copy of this book, once belonging to Lord Nelson, is on display at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. Another saucer and teabowl were sold in Hervouët Collection, part II, Sotheby's London, 3 November 1987, lot 859.