A PAIR OF COALPORT ICE PAILS, COVERS AND LINERS AND A FOOTED OVAL DISH FROM A 'HARLEQUIN' DESSERT SERVICE
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A PAIR OF COALPORT ICE PAILS, COVERS AND LINERS AND A FOOTED OVAL DISH FROM A 'HARLEQUIN' DESSERT SERVICE

CIRCA 1805, PROBABLY DECORATED IN LONDON

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A PAIR OF COALPORT ICE PAILS, COVERS AND LINERS AND A FOOTED OVAL DISH FROM A 'HARLEQUIN' DESSERT SERVICE
Circa 1805, probably decorated in London
Each painted in brown enriched in gilt with silhouette vignettes of classical figures, the wide borders gilt and reserved with variant anthemia, stars, leaves and other neo-classic motifs, the cover finials gilt-metal replacements
9½in. (24.1cm.) high, the ice-pails; 12in. (30.5cm.) long, the footed dish (3)

Lot Essay

See Michael Messenger, Coalport 1795-1926, Antique Collector's Club, 1995, p. 124, plate 72 for a similarly decorated plate also combining the silhouette decoration and classical subjects so popular in the early 19th century.

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