A RARE CHELSEA PORCELAIN GILT-METAL MOUNTED BONBONNIERE AND ENAMEL COVER CIRCA 1755
 A RARE CHELSEA PORCELAIN GILT-METAL MOUNTED BONBONNIERE AND ENAMEL COVER CIRCA 1755
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A RARE CHELSEA PORCELAIN GILT-METAL MOUNTED BONBONNIERE AND ENAMEL COVER CIRCA 1755

Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD

A RARE CHELSEA PORCELAIN GILT-METAL MOUNTED BONBONNIERE AND ENAMEL COVER CIRCA 1755

Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD

Lot Sold:4,750USD

Lot Details

Description

A RARE CHELSEA PORCELAIN GILT-METAL MOUNTED BONBONNIERE AND ENAMEL COVER CIRCA 1755


modeled with a water barrel and a hand scythe resting in a white and gold oval basket amongst wheat sheaves and scattered forget-me-nots beneath a ribbon inscribed TRESORT DE LA ..., the enamel cover painted on the exterior and interior with flower sprays and sprigs.

Height 1¼ in.; 3.1 cm

Width 2½ in.; 6.4 cm

Condition Report

Approximately 1/3 of the inscribed ribbon that originally extended to one end of the barrel has been broken away; the end of the scythe has been broken and restored back: there is a spot of wear to the black enamel of the blade; and there is a fine haircrack to the enamel cover.


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

The Collection of Otto and Magdalena Blohm, Sotheby's London, July 4, 1960, lot 35

The Collections of Hanns and Elisabeth Weinberg and the Antique Company of New York, Sotheby's New York, November 10-11, 2006, lot 137

Literature

Harrison, Ars Ceramica, 2019, no. 31, p. 123, fig. 8

Catalogue Note

Possibly symbolizing Agriculture, there does not appear to be another box recorded of this type, but there are at least two other boxes representing either one of the Arts or Sciences known. Hackenbroch, 1957, pl. 68, fig. 221, illustrates a box molded with musical instruments and scores, and a box representative of Geography from the collection of Otto and Magdalena Blohm illustrated in Bryant, 1925, pl. 49, no. 2, was subsequently sold at Sotheby's, London, July 4, 1960, lot 36.

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