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    Sale 2261

    The Hodroff Collection, Part III

    21 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 197

    A FAMILLE ROSE AESOP'S FABLE CUP AND SAUCER AND CREAM-JUG AND COVER

    CIRCA 1740

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A FAMILLE ROSE AESOP'S FABLE CUP AND SAUCER AND CREAM-JUG AND COVER
    CIRCA 1740
    Each enameled with a scene from 'The House-dog and the Wolf'
    6½ in. (16.4 cm.) high, the cream-jug (4)


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    In the tale of 'The House-dog and the Wolf' a starving wolf begins to follow a plump dog home, but stops when he notices the hound's collar, proclaiming he would prefer to starve in liberty than grow fat on a chain.

    Literature

    Fuchs and Howard, Made in China, p. 119, no. 70 (the cream-jug).