21 January 2003
A STAFFORDSHIRE PEARLWARE FIGURE GROUP OF 'ABRAHAM OFFERING UP ISAAC'
Circa 1825, attributed to Walton
Abraham standing at the left, a dagger in his raised right hand, his son on the altar at the right, impressed with the Biblical reference to the subject, 'Genesis Chap 23', a lamb below, on a green mound base moulded with scrolls and acanthus enriched with iron-red and blue
11¼in. (28.5cm.) high
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Manheim, pl. no. 45
See Oliver, p. 39, fig. 43.
Fewer than 30 of these horseshoe-back armchairs are known to exist. This one comes to auction on 13 September in New York
Important Chinese works of art from one of America’s leading cultural institutions coming to auction in New York