27 June 2005
A CHELSEA GOLD-MOUNTED BONBONNIERE
Naturally modelled as a duck, with green plumage to the head, pink to the breast and black, brown, blue, pink and green plumage to the wings, the hinged mount set with a polished agate cover, the white enamel panels inscribed in gilding VOTRE AMITIE FAIT MA FELICITE (section of rim with two triangular sections cracked issuing a further hairline crack, thumbpiece slightly bent)
2 3/8 in. (6 cml.) wide
Otto and Magdalena Blohm Collection, sale Sotheby's London, 4th July 1960, lot 41 (£660 to the Antique Porcelain Company)
Ernesto Blohm Collection, no. 63.
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Cf. G.E. Bryant, The Chelsea Porcelain Toys (London, 1925), pl. 48, fig. 5.
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