A CHARLES II SILVER PORRINGER
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A CHARLES II SILVER PORRINGER

MARK OF JOHN SUTTON, LONDON, 1679

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A CHARLES II SILVER PORRINGER
MARK OF JOHN SUTTON, LONDON, 1679
Cylindrical with flared rim, and foliate scroll handles, flat-chased with Chinoiserie figures, stag and hound and ho-ho birds in an exotic landscape, prick engraved with initials A*W, marked underneath
7¾in. (19.7cm.) wide over handles
9 oz. 10 dwt., (296 gr.)
Provenance
Richard C. Paine (1893-1966), art collector and benefactor of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and then by descent
Property from the Collection of Richard C. Paine, Boston; Christie's, New York, 20 October 1997, lot 337.
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Lot Essay

Chinoiserie flat chased ornament is found for a relatively short period from 1679 until around 1697. Almost all examples were London made and by many makers and of differing quality. The majority of pieces fall into the period 1680-1685, this porringer being one of the earliest examples. Sources for the ornament were illustrated travel books and imported goods such as Chinese porcelain and silver, Indian cottons, lacquer work and Chinese silver.

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