A CHELSEA SCENT-BOTTLE AND STOPPER
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A CHELSEA SCENT-BOTTLE AND STOPPER

CIRCA 1762

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A CHELSEA SCENT-BOTTLE AND STOPPER
CIRCA 1762
Modelled as Apollo pursuing Daphne around a tree-trunk as she transforms into a tree, both in flowing robes, the god with a bow and quiver of arrows at his side, the upper part applied with leaves and berries, the stopper with similar ornament, on a mound base applied with flowers, gilt with a flower to the underside below a green dentil rim, inscribed in iron-red RENDEZ VOUS A L'AMOUR, with a gilt metal-mount and chain, the lower part of the stopper with later glass terminal (over-painting to neck, minor chipping to finial and tip of bow, slight wear)
3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) high
Provenance
Ernesto Blohm Collection, no. 88.
Special notice

VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price plus buyer's premium.

Lot Essay

Cf. G. E. Bryant, The Chelsea Porcelain Toys (London, 1925), pl. 20, fig. 5 (for an example with the incorrect stopper) and pl. 28, fig. 6.
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