21 January 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 2,500
Estimate USD 2,500 - USD 4,000
A FAMILLE ROSE AESOP'S FABLE CUP AND SAUCER AND CREAM-JUG AND COVER
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.
Fuchs and Howard, Made in China, p. 119, no. 70 (the cream-jug).
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