A ST. JAMES'S (CHARLES GOUYN) OR CHELSEA PORCELAIN SCENT BOTTLE AND STOPPER CIRCA 1749-55
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A ST. JAMES'S (CHARLES GOUYN) OR CHELSEA PORCELAIN SCENT BOTTLE AND STOPPER CIRCA 1749-55

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 USD

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A ST. JAMES'S (CHARLES GOUYN) OR CHELSEA PORCELAIN SCENT BOTTLE AND STOPPER CIRCA 1749-55

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 USD

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Description

A ST. JAMES'S (CHARLES GOUYN) OR CHELSEA PORCELAIN SCENT BOTTLE AND STOPPER CIRCA 1749-55


in the form of a seated monkey carrying a young monkey in a pannier on its back and holding a pale yellow basketwork flask under its right arm, wearing a pink-edged tricorn hat and white jacket striped in yellow and puce, the domed base and the underside painted with flowers, gilt-metal mounts.

Height 3¼ in.

8.2 cm


Condition Report

In good appearance. The neck and stopper of the bottle the monkey holds has been restored. There is restoration to its tricorn hat and associated patches to its head which fluoresce. There are further restoration patches to the main body of the model which fluoresce, though it is difficult to determine true extent of damage. The piece appears intact.


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.

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Provenance

The property of the late Otto and Magdalena Blohm, Sotheby's London, July 4, 1960, lot 30

Sotheby's London, July 15, 2004, lot 120

Literature

Tulman, Ars Ceramica, 2019, no. 31, p. 73, fig. 10

Catalogue Note

A second example of this model was in the well-known collection of Chelsea Scent bottles formed by the late Mrs. Meyer Sassoon; The Property of Mrs. Derek Fitzgerald; sold, Sotheby's London, May 4th 1965, lot 58, and at Christie's New York, June 16, 1975, lot 259. A third in the Irwin Untermyer Collection is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, Yvonne Hackenbroch, Chelsea and Other English porcelain in The Irwin Untermyer collection, London, 1957, p. 107, fig. 93. A slightly varying model with a seated monkey without clothes was also produced, an example of which was previously in the collection of Mrs. Meyer Sassoon, sold at Sotheby's London, October 25, 2016, lot 393.

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