London, South Kensington
14 November 2007
SOLD BY ORDER OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE 16TH VISCOUNT MOUNTGARRET WILL TRUST
A PAIR OF COALPORT BLUE-SCALE-GROUND FLOWER-POTS AND STANDS
Of tapering cylindrical form, the kylin handles richly-gilt, the waisted circular stands each supported on three lion's paw feet, perhaps outside decorated with flower-sprays and sprigs within mirror and vase shaped gilt cartouches, below gilt-band rims
6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm.) high (4)
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Cf. Michael Messenger, Coalport 1795-1926, (Woodbridge, 1995), p. 126, pls. 74 & 75 for a garniture of similar form attributed to the Mansfield Workshop of William Billingsley the detail of flower painting shows some similarities to the present lot.
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