6 December 2004
A LIVERPOOL BLUE AND WHITE TEABOWL AND SAUCER
CIRCA 1770, PHILIP CHRISTIAN'S FACTORY
Painted with a bird perched among trailing flowers within a trellis-pattern border (minute blemishes to rims)
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Fenichell Basmajian, New York, 1-15 November 2001, no. 84.
For a dated teabowl and saucer of 1764 of this pattern, see anon., sale Sotheby's, 13th June 1995, lot 483.
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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‘