21 January 2003
A STAFFORDSHIRE PEARLWARE ELEPHANT SPILL VASE
Modelled standing and supporting a still-clock within a crenelated howdah, a mahut seated at his neck, the canted rectangular base edged in iron-red
9¼in. (23.4cm.) high
With Oliver-Sutton Antiques, London
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See Halfpenny, p. 212 for a similar early 19th century model. Here one side of the castle is pierced to function as a pocket watch stand.
Please note that this lot dates to 1825 rather than 1880 as stated.
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