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A CHELSEA GOLD-MOUNTED BONBONNIERE
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A CHELSEA GOLD-MOUNTED BONBONNIERE

CIRCA 1760

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A CHELSEA GOLD-MOUNTED BONBONNIERE
CIRCA 1760
Modelled as a youth clipping the hairs on the back of a wild boar, he wears a turquoise hat, a flowered coat and puce breeches, the strap of his bag inscribed in iron-red POUR MON AMOUR, on a grassy mound applied with flowers and leaves, the interior with a flower-spray and scattered sprays, the hinged mount inset with an agate cover and cast and engraved with flowers and scrolls (two minute chips to boar's spine and a minute chip to brim of hat, chip to corner of bag with areas of old over-painting, slight staining to interior rim)
2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm.) high
Provenance
Otto and Magdalena Blohm Collection, sale Sotheby's London, 24th April 1961, lot 283 (£490 to Edwards)
Ernesto Blohm Collection.
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Lot Essay

Cf. G.E. Bryant, The Chelsea Porcelain Toys (London, 1925), pl. 48, fig. 2.
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