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    Sale 5911

    Christie's Interiors

    4 August 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 289

    A REGENCY BLACK AND POLYCHROME-JAPANNED TOLE TRAY-ON-STAND

    THE TRAY EARLY 19TH CENTURY, THE STAND LATE 20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A REGENCY BLACK AND POLYCHROME-JAPANNED TOLE TRAY-ON-STAND
    THE TRAY EARLY 19TH CENTURY, THE STAND LATE 20TH CENTURY
    The oval tray with a solid foliate-decorated gallery with pierced handles, centred by an oval scene of Una and her lion and a donkey, the stand with ring-turned splayed legs joined by an X-stretcher
    20 in. (51 cm.) high; 30 in. (77 cm.) wide; 22¾ in. (57.5 cm.) deep


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    The scene is after Angelica Kauffmann (1741 - 1807) and depicts Una, a virgin whose name signifies Truth, with a guardian lion. The conception is from Edmund Spenser's epic The Faerie Queen, 1596, I, Canto III,II. 44-7. Kauffmann's image was engraved by Burke in 1783.

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    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage


    Provenance

    Anonymous sale, Christie's, London, 4 March 2004, lot 2.