• 19th Century Furniture, Sculpt auction at Christies

    Sale 2210

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

    20 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 239

    A PAIR OF COALPORT COBALT-BLUE AND YELLOW GROUND VASES AND COVERS, 'THE BLACK BIRD' AND 'THE FISHER GIRL'S'

    DATED 1902, GREEN PRINTED CROWNED MARKS TO THE COVERS AND BASES, GILT RETAILER'S MARKS FOR TIFFANY & CO., NEW YORK, REGISTRY NO. 304606, GILT PATTERN NO. V.6936 L/S. 156, PAINTED 22, SIGNED T.(OM) KEELING (19)02

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    A PAIR OF COALPORT COBALT-BLUE AND YELLOW GROUND VASES AND COVERS, 'THE BLACK BIRD' AND 'THE FISHER GIRL'S'
    DATED 1902, GREEN PRINTED CROWNED MARKS TO THE COVERS AND BASES, GILT RETAILER'S MARKS FOR TIFFANY & CO., NEW YORK, REGISTRY NO. 304606, GILT PATTERN NO. V.6936 L/S. 156, PAINTED 22, SIGNED T.(OM) KEELING (19)02
    Of shield-shape with gilt upright angular foliate handles, finely painted with Victorian scenes of a mother and daughter, titled on the underside, within a two-toned raised gilt cartouche, the reverse with trophies emblematic of fishing and gardening, the neck and stepped circular foot enriched with foliate sprays
    21¼ in. (54 cm.) high (4)


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    See G. Godden, Coalport & Coalbrookdale Porcelains, New York, 1970, p. 115 where the author notes, 'The finest example of Coalport ceramic paintings I have ever seen was by Tom Keeling.'