New York, Park Avenue
20 October 1998
A GEORGE III SILVER KETTLE ON STAND
Maker's mark of Thomas Whipham and Charles Wright, London, 1761
Pyriform, the body elaborately chased with Chinoiserie scenes in exotic architectural backgrounds, one side engraved with a coat-of-arms in a rocaille and foliate cartouche, the spout realistically cast and chased as a bird, the domed cover surmounted by a floral spray, the overhead swing handle with Chinaman-term joins, the stand with openwork apron cast with rocaille and flowers, on three scroll supports with pierced rocaille pad feet and centering a burner engraved with a crest, marked under kettle base and cover
14in. (36.3cm.) high on stand; gross weight 94oz. (2926gr.)
The Hon. Mrs. Nellie Ionides Collection, Buxted Park, Sussex
S.J. Phillips Ltd.
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Hugh Honour, Chinoiserie, New York, 1961, fig. 99.
The Royal Academy, "English Taste in the 18th Century," 1955, no. 256.
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