A CHELSEA PORCELAIN BONBONNIERE IN THE FORM OF CUPID WITH A SHEEP CIRCA 1760
cupid wearing a ribbon inscribed in iron-red FAVORI DE L'AMOUR.
Height 1⅝ in.
The piece has been sprayed making it difficult to determine extent of any damage present. There are two restored flat chips to exterior edge of rim.
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Collection of Mrs. John W. Christner, Dallas, Texas, sold, Christie's New York, June 9, 1979, lot 138
Janet G. Lumsden Antiques, Edinburgh
Collection of Margaret Davison Block, sold, Sotheby's New York, April 15, 1996, lot 100 (part)