27 June 2005
A 'GIRL-IN-A-SWING' GOLD-MOUNTED SCENT-BOTTLE AND STOPPER
CIRCA 1755, CHARLES GOUYN'S FACTORY, ST. JAMES'S
Naturally modelled as a tabby cat with a mouse in one forepaw, the other resting on a tree-stump, the oval base painted with sprays, with a flower-spray to the underside, the gold collar with an enamel panel inscribed in gilding MIGNONE (damages and repairs to edge of base, chipping to mouse, chain detached)
2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.) high
Ernesto Blohm Collection.
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Cf. G.E. Bryant, The Chelsea Porcelain Toys (London, 1925), pl. 4, fig. 1, and the example sold in these Rooms on 12th February 1990, lot 51.
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