A CHELSEA PORCELAIN TRIPLE SCENT BOTTLE AND STOPPERS IN THE FORM OF A HEN AND CHICKS CIRCA 1755
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A CHELSEA PORCELAIN TRIPLE SCENT BOTTLE AND STOPPERS IN THE FORM OF A HEN AND CHICKS CIRCA 1755

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 USD

A CHELSEA PORCELAIN TRIPLE SCENT BOTTLE AND STOPPERS IN THE FORM OF A HEN AND CHICKS CIRCA 1755

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 USD

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Description

A CHELSEA PORCELAIN TRIPLE SCENT BOTTLE AND STOPPERS IN THE FORM OF A HEN AND CHICKS CIRCA 1755


modeled standing, their chained detachable heads forming the stoppers, a fourth chick under the hen, upon a mound base painted with flower sprigs and larger spray to the underside, gilt-dentil border, gilt-metal mounts.

Height 2⅞ in.

7.3 cm

Condition Report

The head of the chick beneath the hen's breast is completely oversprayed.. It is not possible to determine the exact nature of the damage beneath but it is likely covering a minor chip or chips. There is wear to the gilt dentil edge of the base. Otherwise, the bottle is in generally good condition.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Cataloguing

Provenance

Bonhams, London, April 6, 2007, lot 204

Literature

Tulman, Ars Ceramica, 2019, no. 31, p. 73, fig. 9

Catalogue Note

An example in the Salting Collection is illustrated in G. E. Bryant, The Chelsea Porcelain Toys, London, 1925, pl. 3, fig. 4.; and a second was in the Collection of Stewart Grainger, sold, Christie's London, May 20, 1963, lot 87.

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