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    Sale 1983

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

    9 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 283

    A PAIR OF COALPORT 'JEWELED' YELLOW-GROUND PORTRAIT CUPS AND SAUCERS

    LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, GREEN PRINTED CROWNED MARKS, IMPRESSED 14E4 AND 14B4, GILT PATTERN NO. Y6155, GILT RETAILER'S MARKS FOR TIFFANY & CO., NEW YORK, SIGNED T.(OM) KEELING

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    A PAIR OF COALPORT 'JEWELED' YELLOW-GROUND PORTRAIT CUPS AND SAUCERS
    LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, GREEN PRINTED CROWNED MARKS, IMPRESSED 14E4 AND 14B4, GILT PATTERN NO. Y6155, GILT RETAILER'S MARKS FOR TIFFANY & CO., NEW YORK, SIGNED T.(OM) KEELING
    Each finely painted with a bust-length portrait of a raven-haired beauty within a gilt foliate scroll surround, the reverse with a panel of faux agate, flanked by gold-ground cartouches chased with trellis and enameled with turquoise 'jewels', the interior of the cup enriched in gilt, the saucers decorated en suite
    5½ in. (13.9 cm.) diameter, the saucers (4)


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    See Geoffrey 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."