A SÈVRES PÂTE-SUR-PÂTE VASE COMMEMORATING CHARLES JAMES FOX BY TAXILE DOAT DATED 1930
of ovoid form, elaborately conceived celebrating Fox's achievements and lineage, decorated in a variety of porcelain slips and glazes, one blue-slip medallion reserving his family coat-of-arms and motto, another showing a large ship, chest and key, flanking a third embossed in white slip: 'Charles James/ FOX/ Born in London/ on January.13.1749./ .Died in 1806./ Lord of the/ .Admiralty. 1770./ Lord of the/ Treasury. 1772.', the foot embossed 'In memory of CHARLES JAMES FOX eminent statesman and orator by his greatniece Miss Hilda FOX-POWYS Oct 1928', signed TDOAT/ Sèvres/ 1930.
Height 11¼ in.
The vase is in good appearance and condition
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Sotheby's New York, The Collecting Eye of Seymour Stein, December 11, 2003, lot 121
Bennie and Henry, 2004, no. 20, pp. 40-49
Tulman, Ars Ceramica, 2019, no. 31, p. 77, fig. 14