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PROPERTY FORMERLY OF THE HABSBURG IMPERIAL FAMILY

A pair of George V novelty silver-gilt and enamel 'Dutch Doll' sugar tongs, Cohen & Charles, London, 1911
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 1,875 GBP
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PROPERTY FORMERLY OF THE HABSBURG IMPERIAL FAMILY

A pair of George V novelty silver-gilt and enamel 'Dutch Doll' sugar tongs, Cohen & Charles, London, 1911
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 1,875 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A pair of George V novelty silver-gilt and enamel 'Dutch Doll' sugar tongs, Cohen & Charles, London, 1911
painted enamel head and hinged limbs, Cohen & Charles, London, 1911, in original case stamped by retailer 'J.C. Vickery / 179 / 181 & 183 / Regent St. W.'
12.1cm., 4 3/4 in. high
81.5gr., 2oz. 12dwt.
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Catalogue Note

'Very amusing is a pair of sugar-tongs, "the Dutch Doll" with the head in enamel and legs in silver or gilt.' (From a review of J.C. Vickery's Christmas stock, The lllustrated London News, London, Saturday, 30 November 1912, p. 808).

The design of Dutch Doll pattern sugar tongs was inspired by the illustrations in The Adlentures of Two Dutch Dolls and a Golliwogg by Florence Kate Upton (1873-1922), published in 1895. These characters became so popular that they were adapted for the theatre; in 1901 a children's play, Katawampus, included a live Dutch Doll and in 1905 a ballet at the Empire Theatre, Leicester Square, featured a similar Dutch Doll dance.

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