8 April 2004
A GEORGE II BRASS COFFEE POT
With a fruitwood handle and finial above a hinged lid and spreading cylindrical body with scrolled spout and handle on a moulded plinth, formerly silvered, with pseudo hallmarks and a makers mark of ID, with trade label
8in. (20cm.) high
with Mark and Marjorie Allen, Putnam Valley, New York.
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A coffee pot of similar form is illustrated in R.Gentle and R.Feild, English Domestic Brass, New York, 1975, p.162, fig.210.
Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately