TWO CHELSEA PORCELAIN SCENT BOTTLES AND STOPPERS CIRCA 1755
the first, painted on one side of the flattened pear-shaped body with a lady seated in a garden with her parrot and blackamoor attendant and on the other with Pierrot standing behind Columbine seated in a garden, a cupid seated above the inscription PÖEME DE L'AMOUR forming the stopper, mounted in gold; and the second molded with gilt foliate scrollwork forming panels painted with flower sprays or sprigs beneath the bird-form stopper, mounted in gold. Together with a leaf-form scent bottle, 19th Century, picked out in blue and gilding, the stopper formed as a butterfly. 3 pieces.
Height of tallest 4½ in.
The first bottle: restored and completely oversprayed; the stopper is a replacement. The second bottle:the lower portion of the body is restored and oversprayed. The leaf-form bottle: the stopper is a replacement.
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The Collections of Hanns and Elisabeth Weinberg and the Antique Company of New York, Sotheby's New York, November 10-11, 2006, lot 8