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    Sale 2037

    Important European Furniture, Ceramics, and Carpets

    21 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 285

    A WORCESTER COFFEE-POT AND COVER

    CIRCA 1765, BLUE SQUARE PSEUDO-CHINESE SEAL MARK

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    A WORCESTER COFFEE-POT AND COVER
    CIRCA 1765, BLUE SQUARE PSEUDO-CHINESE SEAL MARK
    Of fluted baluster form, the domed cover with flower finial, painted in a vivid famille verte palette in 'The Chequered Tent' pattern with a triangular tent before bamboo and flowering shrubs, the spout with flowering vine and ribbon-tied scrolls
    9¾ in. (24.7 cm.) high (2)


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    A saucer dish in this pattern was sold Bonhams, London, 8 June 2005, lot 194 and a cream jug was sold in The Zorensky Collection, Part II, Bonhams, 23 February 2005, lot 83. Examples in this pattern are often attributed to the Giles workshop and its inspiration is thought to be Meissen porcelain rather than Chinese. See John Sandon, The Dictionary of Worcester Porcelain, vol. I, Suffolk, 1996 for a further discussion.

    Provenance

    The Brigadier Douglas Phelps Collection; Christie's, London, 1 October 1984, lot 143.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF LEO & DORIS HODROFF