London, South Kensington
14 November 2007
A 'GIRL-IN-A-SWING' TYPE GILT-METAL-MOUNTED SCENT-BOTTLE AND STOPPER
Modelled as a seated maid holding a basket of grapes, wearing a yellow bodice, pink apron and flowered flounced skirt, before a gnarled vine encrusted with leaves and fruit issuing from a marbled plinth, the oval mound inscribed in black enamel POUR MON AMOUR the underside painted with a pink rose and leaves
3½ in. (8.9 cm.) high (2)
Anon., sale Christie's King Street, 2 November 1982, lot 162.
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