20 September 2001
A Chelsea Chinoiserie figural posy vase
Circa 1760, remnant of gilt script F mark to base
Modelled as a Chinese lady in a puce-lined belted yellow robe and patterned orange skirt holding a flower seated on flowered rockwork, beside a pierced open baluster vase, on a scrolled base (firing cracks to vase, slight chips to flowers and to edges of vase)
7½ in. (19 cm.) high
Bought from Norman Adams, 27 August 1960, for £198.
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Cf. the pair of these figures sold in these Rooms, 2nd June 1986, lot 283; and another pair from the H.J. Joel Collection, 17 April 1980, lot 15.
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