A CHELSEA PORCELAIN BONBONNIERE IN THE FORM OF BILLING DOVES, CIRCA 1760
modeled with quiver of arrow between them, painted with a garland of flowers, with a banderole inscribed in iron-red AIMONT COMME EUX.
Height 1½ in.
Dove in left of catalogue illustration with restoration to neck and head. The right dove with restoration to beak, area of head, and right wing. Restored flat rim chip to interior edge.
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Collection of Mrs. John W. Christner, Dallas, Texas, sold, Christie's New York, June 9, 1979, lot 139
Graham and Oxley Ltd. London
Collection of Margaret Davison Block, sold, Sotheby's New York, April 15, 1996, lot 100 (part)