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    Sale 5355

    Christie's Interiors - Oak Edition

    20 May 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 354

    A VICTORIAN BUTCHER'S SHOP DISPLAY MODEL

    LATE 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A VICTORIAN BUTCHER'S SHOP DISPLAY MODEL
    LATE 19TH CENTURY
    With one butcher standing in front of a two-tiered shop hung with cuts of meat in a glazed painted wood case
    20¾ in. (53 cm.) high; 21 in. (53 cm.) wide overall


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    This shop is reputed to be from 'Pettit' Butcher's of Smithfield and Brighton. For related examples see J. Ayres, English Naive Painting, London, 1981, p. 30
    J. Ayres, Two Hundred Years of English Naive Art 1700-1900, Alexandria, VA, 1996, no. 58, pp. 136-137
    Other examples include one from the Collection of Bertram K. Little and Nina Fletcher Little, Sotheby's New York, 29 January 1994, lot 94. Another from the Judkyn/Pratt Collection, Christie's South Kensington, 8 November 1995, lot 52. A further example gifted to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London by H.R.H. Queen Mary, is illustrated in F.G. Roe, 'Christmas in Lilliput', The Magazine Antiques, December 1940, p. 277, fig.41. These may have once met some educational role, designed to be studied rather than played with as toys, as the cuts of meat and types of carcasses are rendered with some accuracy.

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