• 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 272

    A STAFFORDSHIRE 'ISLE OF MAN' TEAPOT AND COVER

    CIRCA 1880, BLACK PAINTED 4

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    This lot is offered without a reserve

    A STAFFORDSHIRE 'ISLE OF MAN' TEAPOT AND COVER
    CIRCA 1880, BLACK PAINTED 4
    Modeled as a three-legged man wearing a top hat and seated astride a tree-stump, a leg as the spout and a branch as its handle
    9½ in. (24.1 cm) high (2)


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    The three legs on the gentleman's coat and in his physique mirror the triskelion based on the Isle of Man's flag (based on the coat-of-arms of the Norse King of Mann, Mangus III). The triskelion is also a sun symbol in a number of ancient civilizations.

    For examples in majolica, see Karmason and Stacke, Majolica, A Complete History and Illustrated Survey, New York, 1989, p. 118.

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    This lot is offered without reserve.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF ROSALIE WISE SHARP