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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 354

    A 'NEPTUNE' MUG

    CIRCA 1890

    Price Realised  

    A 'NEPTUNE' MUG
    CIRCA 1890
    After a Derby porcelain model, naturalistically formed as the bearded god's head, his iron-red and gilt crown as a border beneath the molded rim, a thick arched handle at the back with lightly fluted sides
    3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) high


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    A very similar mug in the Mottahedeh collection was sold together with a Derby example by Sotheby's New York, 19 October 2000, lot 366. Also compare Howard and Ayers, op. cit., vol. II, fig. 591 and The Hodroff Collection, Christie's, New York, 23 January 2007, lot 116.

    Literature

    D.S. Howard, The Choice of the Private Trader, op. cit., p. 195, fig. 226