A ST. JAMES'S (CHARLES GOUYN)-TYPE PORCELAIN HARLEQUIN SCENT BOTTLE AND STOPPER 19TH CENTURY
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A ST. JAMES'S (CHARLES GOUYN)-TYPE PORCELAIN HARLEQUIN SCENT BOTTLE AND STOPPER 19TH CENTURY

Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 USD

A ST. JAMES'S (CHARLES GOUYN)-TYPE PORCELAIN HARLEQUIN SCENT BOTTLE AND STOPPER 19TH CENTURY

Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 USD

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Description

A ST. JAMES'S (CHARLES GOUYN)-TYPE PORCELAIN HARLEQUIN SCENT BOTTLE AND STOPPER 19TH CENTURY


his head forming the stopper, the masked figure standing beside a barrel, wearing a colorful checkered costume and holding a beaker of wine, the mound base painted with flower sprays, the gilt-metal mounts chased with scrollwork and the stopper attached with a chain.

Height 3¼ in.

8.3 cm

Condition Report

In good appearance and condition. There is some scattered minor wear to enamels.


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

Catalogue Note

In her paper 'Chelsea Scent Bottles - 'Girl in a Swing' and Another Group', English Ceramic Circle, Transactions, London, 1967, Vol. 6, pt. 3, p. 285, no. 6, Kate Foster lists this model as belonging to the first category, 'Girl in a Swing' (now recognized as the Charles Gouyn manufactory located in St. James, London - see the note to lot 8), and illustrates the example from the Otto and Magdalena Blohm Collection, sold, Sotheby's London, October 9, 1961, lot 497, and previously in the collection of Emma Budge, Hamburg, and sold at Paul Graupe, Berlin, September 27-29, 1937, no. 713 (illustrated pl. 85). However, the author also notes another category of scent bottles she believes "were not made at the girl-in-a-swing factory or at Sprimont's Chelsea factory, but at some allied concern". 


Very similar examples of this model were sold at Sotheby's, London, the Collection of Oscar Dusendschon, December 6, 1960, lot 8; Sotheby Parke Bernet, Inc., New York, Property of Fritz Katz, March 8, 1979, lot 40, and April 22, 1983, lot 352, where the catalogue note addresses the re-attribution of certain examples of this particular model; Christie's, New York, April 21, 1982, lot 81; and Sotheby's, New York, Property from the Collection of the Late Benjamin and Minna Reeves, October 27, 1992, lot 284, where the catalogue note offers a full and lengthy discussion of the controversy surrounding this mode.

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