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    Sale 7554

    European Ceramics and Glass Including the Property of a Collector

    31 March 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 142

    A KLOSTER-VEILSDORF SILVER-MOUNTED COMMEDIA DELL'ARTE SCENT-BOTTLE AND A STOPPER

    CIRCA 1780, INCISED 1O, THE STOPPER LATER

    Price Realised  

    A KLOSTER-VEILSDORF SILVER-MOUNTED COMMEDIA DELL'ARTE SCENT-BOTTLE AND A STOPPER
    CIRCA 1780, INCISED 1O, THE STOPPER LATER
    Probably depicting Pantalone, wearing a wide-brimmed black hat, long brown-lined black sleeved zimarra, striped sash, puce suit and yellow shoes, holding his under-garments over a tree-stump, the trunk at the reverse with a flower stopper, on a circular mound base (restoration to nose, associated lacquering to face, restoration to brim of hat, mound base, some footrim chipping with an associated short hairline crack, very slight chipping to flower stopper)
    3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.) high overall


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    Cf. Kate Foster, Scent Bottles (London, 1966) p. 85, pl. 77 for a similar example.

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