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A RARE CHELSEA GOLD-MOUNTED SMALL PATCH BOX AND COVER CIRCA 1755

A RARE CHELSEA GOLD-MOUNTED SMALL PATCH BOX AND COVER CIRCA 1755

A RARE CHELSEA GOLD-MOUNTED SMALL PATCH BOX AND COVER CIRCA 1755

A RARE CHELSEA GOLD-MOUNTED SMALL PATCH BOX AND COVER CIRCA 1755


modeled as the masked face of a lady, her eyes mounted with rose-cut diamonds, the cover of faceted rock crystal with contemporary hinged gold-mount. 

Length 1⅛ in.

2.8 cm

The porcelain 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.

Property of Mrs. Rafi. Y. Mottahedeh, Sotheby's New York, April 6, 1988, lot 62

Harrison, Ars Ceramica, 2019, no. 31, p. 124, fig. 9

It is particularly unusual to find Chelsea patch boxes of such a diminutive size. A close example of similar small form was in the Collection of Otto and Magdalena Blohm, sold at Sotheby's New York, April 24, 1961, lot 277, illustrated by Friedrich H. Hofmann, Das Porzellan, Berlin, 1932, p.437, pl. 483.