6 December 2004
A LIVERPOOL BLUE AND WHITE SAUCER
CIRCA 1758, SAMUEL GILBODY'S FACTORY
Painted with a hut on a wooded river island connected by a bridge to a further island, with birds above
4¾ in. (12 cm.) diam.
Bernard Watney, sale Phillips, 10th May 2000, lot 670.
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Bernard Watney, Liverpool Porcelain (Shepton Beauchamp, 1997), fig. 225.
Fenichell Basmajian, New York, 1-15 November 2001, no. 79.
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The designer and decorator shows us around his Santa Monica HQ, and enthuses over the forthcoming Rooms as Portraits auctions in London and New York
Chinese Works of Art specialist Olivia Hamilton reckons this pair of superb sculptures — around 1,300 years old — are ‘the finest I've seen come up for sale‘