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    Sale 12195

    Living With Art

    14 - 15 June 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 534

    FOUR STAFFORDSHIRE SALT-GLAZED STONEWARE FIGURES

    CIRCA 1745-1750

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    This lot is offered without a reserve

    FOUR STAFFORDSHIRE SALT-GLAZED STONEWARE FIGURES
    CIRCA 1745-1750
    Including a figure of Hotei, a monk and a courtesan, a bulldog, and a merchant
    5 ¾ in (14.6 cm.) high, the merchant


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    This lot is offered without reserve.


    Provenance

    With Dando, Bath, England, January 1933 (Hotei).
    J. Henry Griffith, by 1924 (monk).
    With Frank Stoner, Stoner & Evans, London, August 1933 (figure of a monk), September 1933 (dog).
    With Law, Foulsham & Cole, London (dog).
    Mrs. Miller (merchant).
    Gift of Carleton Macy, 1934 (Hotei, monk, dog) and 1937 (the merchant).


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Sold to Benefit the Acquisitions Fund


    Literature

    H. Read, “Staffordshire Salt-Glaze in the Collections of Mr. J. Henry Griffith, Part I”, Connoisseur, vol. 70, September-December 1924, p. 201 (the monk).
    Avery, “English Saltglaze, The Helen and Carleton Macy Collection”, Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, vol. 30, o.s., March 1935, p. 58 (Hotei).