• Hearts of Oak auction at Christies

    Sale 5982

    Hearts of Oak

    2 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 290

    A WORCESTER QUATREFOIL TWO-HANDLED PIERCED CHESTNUT-BASKET, COVER AND STAND

    CIRCA 1770

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A WORCESTER QUATREFOIL TWO-HANDLED PIERCED CHESTNUT-BASKET, COVER AND STAND
    CIRCA 1770
    Painted in the atelier of James Giles, with branch-moulded finial and handles with flower and leaf terminals, the cover pierced and moulded with blue and yellow flowerheads within lappets, the stand similarly pierced and painted with a loose bouquet and scattered flower-sprays, the basket moulded with similar flowerheads, within gilt line rims
    9¾ in. (24.7 cm.) wide (3)


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    Provenance

    Acquired from Town House Antiques, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.


    Literature

    R. Sharp, Ceramics: Ethics & Scandal, New York, 2002, p. 51.