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693

THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTOR

A Chelsea gilt-metal mounted scent bottle and stopper in the form of a monkey and its young, circa 1755
Estimate
3,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 11,875 GBP
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693

THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTOR

A Chelsea gilt-metal mounted scent bottle and stopper in the form of a monkey and its young, circa 1755
Estimate
3,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 11,875 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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A Chelsea gilt-metal mounted scent bottle and stopper in the form of a monkey and its young, circa 1755
modelled sat on its haunches wearing a basket on its back filled with flowers from which rises its young, it's chained detachable head forming the stopper upon a small mound base painted with flower sprigs and larger spray to the underside, with gilt-dentil border,
6.6cm., 2 5/8 in. high
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Provenance

The well-known collection of Chelsea Scent bottles formed by the late Mrs. Meyer Sassoon; The Property of Mrs. Derek Fitzgerald; 
Sotheby's London, 4th May 1965, lot 47; acquired at the sale by Winifred Williams.

Literature

Yvonne Hackenbroch, Chelsea and Other English porcelain in The Irwin Untermyer collection, London, 1924, p. 107, fig. 92, mentioned;
G. E. Bryant, The Chelsea Porcelain Toys, London, 1925, p. 52, mentioned.

Related Literature
Kate Foster, Scent Bottles, London, 1966, p. 68, pl. 57.

Catalogue Note

Kate Foster, op. cit., illustrates an almost identical example from the Collection Parfumerie Houbigant, Paris. Another from the Property of Fritz Katz was sold at Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, 8th March 1979, lot 51. The model was also adapted as a double-scent bottle; one such example from the Franks collection is illustrated by G. E. Bryant, The Chelsea Porcelain Toys, 1925, pl. 5, no. 4 where the present example is also listed along with three others.

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