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    Sale 1940

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

    25 October 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 567

    A FRENCH MAJOLICA MUSTARD-POT AND COVER, A TOBACCO-JAR AND COVER AND A CHAMBERSTICK

    CIRCA 1880 - 1890, THE FIRST WITH AN IMPRESSED T.S. MONOGRAM FOR THOMAS SERGENT; THE OTHERS WITH AN IMPRESSED UPPERCASE MARK FOR SARREGUEMINES AND IMPRESSED 482 K 215 AND 1213 U 207, RESPECTIVELY, PAINTED 13 TO BOTH

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    A FRENCH MAJOLICA MUSTARD-POT AND COVER, A TOBACCO-JAR AND COVER AND A CHAMBERSTICK
    Circa 1880 - 1890, the first with an impressed T.S. monogram for Thomas Sergent; the others with an impressed uppercase mark for Sarreguemines and impressed 482 K 215 and 1213 U 207, respectively, painted 13 to both
    The pot modelled as a rooster crowing beside a wooden cask, the cover moulded with grapevine; the jar modelled as two hounds chasing a hare as he disappears beneath a tree-stump, the base impressed 'TROP TARD' or too late; the singerie figure modelled seated on a book inscribed on the spine 'Darwin', his tail forming the handle, his top hat as the bobêche and drip-pan
    8½ in. (21.5 cm.) high, the largest (5)


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    See Helen Cummingham, Majolica Figures, Atglen, PA, 1997, p. 86 for a Sarreguemines catalogue illustration depicting the tobacco-jar and cover, plache No. 6 - Courtesy of the Musée de Sarreguemines. Also note the chamberstick model is likely a satirical comment on Darwin's, 'Origin of Species' or 'Descent of Man' published 1871. See Sotheby's, New York, 3 November 1999, lot 23 for a similar model.