7 April 2009
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE MR. AND MRS. GORDON T. SOUTHAM, VANCOUVER, CANADA (LOTS 131-214)
This lot is offered without a reserve
A WORCESTER CHINOISERIE CABBAGE LEAF-SHAPE DISH AND TWO SPARROW BEAK CREAM-JUGS
THE DISH CIRCA 1758, THE CREAM-JUGS CIRCA 1770
The leaf shape dish painted with scholars and deities, a butterfly hovering above, a vase issuing flowers below, the rim with a red and gilt 'crowfoot' band; the cream-jugs each printed and enriched in colors with Chinoiserie figures at liesure pursuits
3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) and 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm.) high, the cream-jugs; 10¼ in. (26 cm.) long, the leaf-shape dish (3)
Buckley Collection, 1810 (as per the repains of an ink-inscribed paper label).
Bought from Tappit Hen Antiques Ltd., Vancouver, B.C., 14 October 1967 (a Chinoiserie cream-jug).
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Vancouver, Canada, Centennial Museum, Connoisseurs Choice, 1968.
For a 'Blind Earl' dish similarly decorated to the present leaf-shape dish, see Simon Spero, Worcester Porcelain, The Klepser Collection, p. 53, cat. no. 48.
This lot is offered without reserve.
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