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A GILT-METAL-MOUNTED SCENT-BOTTLE AND STOPPER
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A GILT-METAL-MOUNTED SCENT-BOTTLE AND STOPPER

CIRCA 1755, OF 'GIRL-IN-THE-SWING' TYPE, THE GILDING LATER

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A GILT-METAL-MOUNTED SCENT-BOTTLE AND STOPPER
CIRCA 1755, OF 'GIRL-IN-THE-SWING' TYPE, THE GILDING LATER
Modelled as a gallant, his left hand tucked in his coat with a pink tricorn hat under his arm, wearing a turquoise-lined white coat gilt with sprays of flowers and pink breeches, standing before a tree-stump with caillouté pattern on a grassy mound, the underside with a pink rose (re-touching to gilding to base of stopper, some flaking to enamels on tree-stump, slight wear to extremeties, chain probably a replacement)
3 in. (7.6 cm.) high
Provenance
Mrs. Meyer Sassoon Collection
Mrs. Derek Fitzgerald, sale Sotheby's, London, 4th May 1965, lot 6 (£140 to Winifred Williams)
Ernesto Blohm Collection, no. 92.
Special Notice

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

Lot Essay

Cf. Kate Foster, Scent Bottles (London, 1966), p. 64, pl. 52, and also see G.E. Bryant, The Chelsea Porcelain Toys (London, 1925), pl. 57, fig. 1 for a similar figure.

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