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A PAIR OF CHELSEA CHINOISERIE FIGURAL POSY VASES
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A PAIR OF CHELSEA CHINOISERIE FIGURAL POSY VASES

CIRCA 1765, GOLD ANCHOR MARKS

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A PAIR OF CHELSEA CHINOISERIE FIGURAL POSY VASES
CIRCA 1765, GOLD ANCHOR MARKS
Modelled as a Chinese man and companion, each seated on a scroll-edged pedestal, supporting a pierced baluster vase with one hand and holding a flower in the other, she wearing a puce-lined yellow robe with a red sash and flowered skirt, he a puce robe with yellow belt and patterned apron, the scroll-moulded bases applied with flowers and heightened in gilding (her right arm restored through wrist and shoulder and left shoe restored, his right hand and flower probably a replacement, left leg broken and restored through the ankle, small chips to flowers and foliage and slight wear to gilding)
7¼ in. (18.4 cm.) high (2)

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For an illustration of a pair, similarly modelled but with some variations, see Reginald Blunt, 'The Cheyne Book of Chelsea China and Pottery', Exhibition Catalogue, London, 1924, pl. 19, no. 233. Another similar pair was sold in these Rooms, 2 June 1986, lot 283; and another from the H.J. Joel Collection, on 17 April 1980, lot 15.

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