London, South Kensington
11 October 2002
A 'Girl-in-a-Swing' gold and enamel-mounted bonbonniere
Modelled as Venus and Cupid embracing, she scantily draped in a flowered dress, with blue sash and holding two billing doves, on an oval green mound base painted with pink roses and flowers, the interior with scattered pink flowers within a green foliage surround, the enamel cover painted with bouquets and scattered flower-sprays (slight crack to Venus' right thigh and small crack to dome of base near mount)
2 in. (5.2 cm.) high
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For an almost identical example formerly in the Collection of the Late Mrs Salting, see G.E. Bryant, The Chelsea Porcelain Toys (London, 1925) p. 160, pl. 46, no. 1.
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Please note this lot has a small chip to the edge of her robes.
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