4 - 5 September 2002
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF ALBIN SALTON
This Lot has no reserve
A WORCESTER (FLIGHT & BARR) IMARI CRESTED NAVETTE-SHAPED FOOTED BOWL,
1792-1804, incised B mark,
the scalloped rim extending into scroll ends, the crest of a stag's head beneath the motto 'VIRTUTI' on both sides, the interior fully decorated in the same elaborate chinoiserie pattern
13¾in. (34.8cm.) long
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See Henry Sandon, Flight and Barr Worcester Porcelain 1783-1840, Antique Collector's Club, 1978, p. 19 for a plate in the same pattern made circa 1807 for the Prince of Wales and with his crests and motto.
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