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    Sale 5969

    A West Country Tradition - Avon Antiques, Bradford-upon-Avon, Wiltshire

    21 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 91

    A REGENCY PAPIER MACHÉ OVAL TRAY

    BY HENRY CLAY, CIRCA 1815

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    A REGENCY PAPIER MACHÉ OVAL TRAY
    BY HENRY CLAY, CIRCA 1815
    Decorated with a plain red field and a gilt Greek-key pattern border with gilt brass handles, the underside stamped 'CLAY'
    26 in. (66 cm.) across handles
    And a pair of Regency papier-maché coasters; 5½ in. (14 cm.) diameter (3)


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    Henry Clay is a major figure in the history of japanning. He was commissioned by well known patrons including George III, Queen Charlotte, the Prince of Wales and Horace Walpole. Although he died in 1812, his firm continued under the same name for almost 50 years.

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