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A CHELSEA GOLD-MOUNTED SCENT-BOTTLE AND STOPPER
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A CHELSEA GOLD-MOUNTED SCENT-BOTTLE AND STOPPER

CIRCA 1760

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A CHELSEA GOLD-MOUNTED SCENT-BOTTLE AND STOPPER
CIRCA 1760
Modelled as a youth writing a letter, wearing a tricorn hat, claret flowered coat and turquoise breeches, a maid observing him from behind a flower-encrusted tree-trunk, on a mound base inscribed on the underside in iron-red MES LIGNES FONT VOS LOUANGES above a gilt flower-spray below a green dentil rim, the stopper formed as a posy (minor chipping to petals, principally visible on stopper, areas of wear to enamels and gilding, minute chip to tip of quill)
2 15/16 in. (7.4 cm.) high
Provenance
Ernesto Blohm Collection, no. 51.
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The Franks Collection example of this model in the British Museum is dated 1759. Another was in the Otto Blohm Collection. See G.E. Bryant The Chelsea Porcelain Toys (London, 1925), pl. 15, fig. 1.
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