27 June 2005
A 'GIRL-IN-A-SWING' GOLD-MOUNTED DOUBLE-SCENT-BOTTLE AND STOPPERS
CIRCA 1755, CHARLES GOUYN'S FACTORY, ST. JAMES'S
Modelled as a sleeping girl with a seated mastiff by her side, wearing a flowered dress, seated on rockwork before a leafy tree-trunk with a single pink rose, on a mound base painted with cherries and scattered sprays, a flower-spray to the underside, one stopper formed as a resting butterfly, the other formed as the mastiff's head (one leaf missing from base of tree-trunk on reverse, small chip to one leaf, minor losses to mount around footrim)
3 in. (7.6 cm.) high
Otto and Magdalena Blohm Collection
Their daughter, Beatrice Blohm von Rumohr.
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See G.E. Bryant, The Chelsea Porcelain Toys (London, 1925), pl. 8, fig. 3.
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