27 June 2005
A CHELSEA SCENT-BOTTLE
Modelled as two youths attempting to build a house of cards, either side of a flower-encrusted tree-stump, one wearing a black tricorn hat, turquoise jacket and yellow breeches, the other with his hair en queue, wearing a puce flowered coat and yellow breeches, the underside of the domed base gilt with flowers below a green dentil rim, with a gilt-metal mount and foliate stopper (minor chipping to flowers, staining and over-painting to neck and edge of base, areas of very minor wear to enamels)
2 15/16 in. (7.4 cm.) high
Otto and Magdalena Blohm Collection, no. 1598, sale Sotheby's, London, 9th October 1961, lot 512 (£300 to Chester)
Beatrice Blohm von Rumohr Collection.
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Cf. G.E. Bryant, The Chelsea Porcelain Toys (London, 1925), pl. 9, fig. 1.
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