London, South Kensington
14 November 2007
A BOW SMALL BELL-SHAPED MUG
CIRCA 1753-5, PAINTER'S NUMERAL 10 IN IRON-RED TO FOOTRIM
Painted with a Chinese lady and child among furniture, vases and baskets beside a bird on a ring, the rim with a band of brightly coloured flowers and leaves, the groove handle with heart terminal painted in iron-red with trailing flowers
3½ in. (8.9 cm.) high
Anon., sale Christie's King Street, 11 July 1977, lot 118.
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Cf. Elizabeth Adams and David Redstone, Bow Porcelain (London 1981), pp. 126-7 pl. 51 for a similar larger example.
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