A ST. JAMES'S (CHARLES GOUYN) PORCELAIN GOLD-MOUNTED BONBONNIERE AND AGATE COVER CIRCA 1749-59
modeled as two putti lying with a recumbent black and white goat on a grassy mound base, the edge and interior painted with rose sprigs, the agate-mounted hinged cover edged in enamel inscribed in gilding 'CHACUN A SON', 'GOUT BON OU MAUVAIS'.
Height 1⅝ in.; 4cm
Width 1¾ in.; 4.5 cm
Visible porcelain in 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.
Sotheby's London, December 14, 1972, lot 135
The Antique Porcelain Company, New York
The Collection of Fritz Katz, sold, Sotheby Parke-Bernet Inc., New York, March 8, 1979, lot 16
The Stradling's, New York, January 10, 1980
The Collection of Margaret Davison Block, sold, Sotheby's New York, April 15, 1996, lot 101