Auction 08.12.2003

Christie's
London, King Street

Date of the auction: 08.12.2003

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A Vauxhall brown saltglazed stoneware silver-mounted inscribed and dated...

A Vauxhall brown saltglazed stoneware silver-mounted inscribed and dated tankard 1724, the silver mount with indistinct hallmark Of cylindrical form, with ribbed strap handle, applied with an arched escutcheon containing a double half-length portrait of King George I and his Queen flanking a

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 8 Dec 2003

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A Staffordshire agateware baluster milk-jug and cover

A Staffordshire agateware baluster milk-jug and cover Circa 1750 With marbled brown and blue striations, with strap handle and three lion mask and paw feet, the shallow cover with recumbent lion finial, with chain attachment (two inch crack from rim, minute chip to spout) 6¾ in. (17 cm.) high

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 8 Dec 2003

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A Staffordshire agateware squat globular teapot and cover

A Staffordshire agateware squat globular teapot and cover Circa 1750 En suite to lot 2, with faceted curved spout and rolled loop handle, on three lion-mask and paw feet, the cover with recumbent lion finial (slight chips to tip of spout, one foot damaged, minute chipping to inside flange of cover

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 8 Dec 2003

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An 'A'-mark porcelain coffee-cup

An 'A'-mark porcelain coffee-cup Circa 1744-5, incised A to base, collector's mark of U.T. in black ink to base Of flared gadrooned form with ear-shaped scroll handle, painted in polychrome with two European-style flower-sprays each of three large flower heads, foliage and smaller flowers, divided

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £8,000 - £10,000

Date: 8 Dec 2003

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A pair of Chelsea two-handled beakers and saucers

A pair of Chelsea two-handled beakers and saucers Circa 1756, red anchor marks One beaker painted with a black crow perched in branches and the other with a pink thrush perched on branches, both beakers and saucers elsewhere painted with insects including dragonflies, butterflies, moths, beetles and

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 8 Dec 2003

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A Chelsea Imari tureen and cover

A Chelsea Imari tureen and cover Circa 1755 Of lobed circular form, the slightly domed cover with U-shaped loop finial painted in underglaze-blue, iron-red, green, yellow and gilt with a vibrant version of the Imari palette, with panels of mons , prunus blossom and other flowers alternating with

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £3,500 - £4,500

Date: 8 Dec 2003

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A pair of Chelsea groups emblematic of 'The Four Quarters of the Globe'

A pair of Chelsea groups emblematic of 'The Four Quarters of the Globe' Circa 1756 Each group modelled as two scantily-draped putti playing together and emblematic of the Continents, the first group with Europe and America, Europe wearing a crown, an orb in her left hand, a flowered robe about her

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £8,000 - £10,000

Date: 8 Dec 2003

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A Chelsea 'Hen and Chickens' tureen, cover and stand

A Chelsea 'Hen and Chickens' tureen, cover and stand Circa 1755-56, brown anchor mark to interior of cover, red anchor mark to stand Naturalistically modelled as a large nesting speckled mother hen with pale-brown, dark-brown, puce, orange and yellow wing and tail feathers, red cheeks, comb and

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £200,000 - £300,000

Date: 8 Dec 2003

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Two Faenza albarelli

Two Faenza albarelli Circa 1560 The first named in Gothic script for dia anbra on a blue ribbon flanked by bright-yellow, green and blue scrolling foliage, between blue-dash borders; the second named for elk lemtiun on a similar cartouche flanked by scrolling blue foliage between bands of X and dash

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 8 Dec 2003

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A Castelli circular tondo

A Castelli circular tondo Circa 1730, Grue workshop Painted in the typical palette with a scene perhaps representing the martyrdom of St. Ursula, with two young women being stabbed by two muscular draped young men, one young woman dead on the ground before them and another young woman in the

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

Date: 8 Dec 2003

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A Warsaw (Belvedere) faience dated Imari plate from the Sultan Abdul Hamid...

A Warsaw (Belvedere) faience dated Imari plate from the Sultan Abdul Hamid I service 1776 Painted with a jardiniere of flowers on a fenced terrace, the blue-ground well reserved with six panels divided by gilt trellis ornament, four of the panels with a Turkish inscription, within a broad blue

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800

Date: 8 Dec 2003

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A Tournai The Hague-Decorated spirally-moulded part service

A Tournai The Hague-Decorated spirally-moulded part service Circa 1765-70, blue enamel stalk marks and various incised marks Each piece painted with birds, perched on trees and among shrubs and grasses on rocky riverbanks and river islands, within spirally-moulded borders with four shaped blue

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £4,500 - £6,000

Date: 8 Dec 2003

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Twelve Tournai plates

Twelve Tournai plates Circa 1770, gilt crossed swords and cross marks Painted in colours in the manner of H.J. Duvivier with exotic birds perched in branches within fluted borders and shaped gilt rims (slight wear, four with rim chips) 9 3/8 in. (24 cm.) diam. (12

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 8 Dec 2003

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A Vincennes quatrefoil tray ( plateau Herbert )

A Vincennes quatrefoil tray ( plateau Herbert ) 1753-54, blue interlaced L s enclosing date letter A, painter's three blue dot mark The centre finely painted with a wooded landscape vignette with an exotic bird perched on the branches of a shrub above two other birds, the well with a gilt band, the

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 8 Dec 2003

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A Sevres ornithological plate, probably from the Auckland Service

A Sevres ornithological plate, probably from the Auckland Service 1792, blue interlaced L s enclosing date letter PP, painter's blue k mark for Dodin , blue dot mark, incised 3I Of hexafoil form with small lobes at the intersections, the centre painted with a bird named in blue script on the reverse

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

Date: 8 Dec 2003

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A Sevres circualr lobed plate ( assiette a guirlandes )

A Sevres circualr lobed plate ( assiette a guirlandes ) 1758-59, blue interlaced L s enclosing date letter F, painter's blue L mark for Levé , indistinct incised mark The centre painted with a loose bouquet, the well with garlands of flowers within a continuous gilt-edged green ribbon twisting about

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 8 Dec 2003

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A Sevres oviform teapot and cover

A Sevres oviform teapot and cover 1766, blue interlaced Ls mark enclosing date letter N, painter's mark W for Weydinger (?) and incised 24 (?) Painted with scattered flower-sprays between gilt-line and dentil borders, the handle and the tip of the spout edged in gilding, the cover with yellow

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 8 Dec 2003

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A Sevres oviform teapot and cover

A Sevres oviform teapot and cover 1773, blue interlaced Ls enclosing date letter U, painter's mark NQ for Nicquet Similar to the preceding lot, painted with scattered flower-sprays within gilt-line and dentil borders, the gilt-edged handle gilt with husk and dot ornament, the cover with yellow

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 8 Dec 2003

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A Sevres turquoise-ground ice-cup (tasse a glace) from the comte d'artois...

A Sevres turquoise-ground ice-cup (tasse a glace) from the comte d'artois service Circa 1785, blue interlaced L s mark Of campana form, the double foliage-scroll handle enriched in gilding , the upper part of the body with a continuous turquoise band reserved with two small oval panels and a large

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 8 Dec 2003

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A Sevres plate ( assiette a palmes ) from the Prince de Rohan Service

A Sevres plate ( assiette a palmes ) from the Prince de Rohan Service 1771-72, incised x in two places Of hexafoil shape with small lobes at the intersections, the centre painted with a small up-rooted splintered oak-tree, its single branch extending to form a circular garland enclosing the central

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £9,000 - £15,000

Date: 8 Dec 2003

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Seven Sevres plates

Seven Sevres plates 1778-1781, Blue interlaced Ls enclosing various date codes, various painter's marks Painted with scattered bouquets and flowersprays within baskeweave-moulded borders, blue and gilt-dash borders and shaped rims 9 3/8 in. (24 cm.) diam. (7

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 8 Dec 2003

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A Sevres (hard paste) two-handled tazza ( 'coupe étrusque à anses' )

A Sevres (hard paste) two-handled tazza ( 'coupe étrusque à anses' ) Circa 1805, stencilled red M. Imp. l e de Sevres mark and purple V.D. mark for the gilder Vandé , incised dv (?) and arrowhead datecode for 1803 Formed as a shallow basin painted to simulate purple porphry, the centre with a

Lot #: 33

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

Date: 8 Dec 2003

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A St. Cloud silver-mounted snuff-box

A St. Cloud silver-mounted snuff-box Circa 1740, the mounts contemporary Modelled as a fantastic beast, its ribbed shell enriched with gilt dot ornament and moulded with a line of flowerheads, its body moulded with a flower-spray above each foot and above its head, its head with large ears and a

Lot #: 38

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 8 Dec 2003

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A Meissen group of the Harlequin family

A Meissen group of the Harlequin family Circa 1738-40 Modelled by J.J. Kändler , with Harlequin in a gilt-edged grey hat, white ruff and gilt-buttoned chequered suit, a slapstick tucked under his red belt, dancing with Columbine and a child, Columbine wearing a small blue tricorn hat, a red and

Lot #: 42

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 8 Dec 2003

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Three Meissen busts emblematic of the Seasons

Three Meissen busts emblematic of the Seasons Circa 1755, blue crossed swords mark to back of Winter's base, the decoration of Spring later Spring modelled as a young girl looking to the right with flowers in her hair, scantily clad in a turquoise robe, Autumn modelled to the left as a grinning

Lot #: 43

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 8 Dec 2003

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A Meissen figure of a vegetable seller

A Meissen figure of a vegetable seller Circa 1745, blue crossed swords mark at back Modelled by J.F. Eberlein , wearing a wide-brimmed straw hat, white blouse, yellow bodice and a pink skirt, with a pile of root vegetables in her apron, standing barefoot before rocks on a circular mound base applied

Lot #: 44

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 8 Dec 2003

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A Nymphenburg two-handled miniature vase

A Nymphenburg two-handled miniature vase Circa 1763-67, impressed O and Bavarian shield mark After the Meissen original of Swan Service type, the spirally shell-moulded flared neck and inverted pear-shaped body painted with bouquets of flowers and flower-sprays, with two coloured dolphins gripping

Lot #: 46

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 8 Dec 2003

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A Nymphenburg bust emblematic of Summer

A Nymphenburg bust emblematic of Summer Circa 1757, impressed shield mark Modelled by F.A. Bustelli as a young girl looking to her right, wearing a green hat and flowers in her hair, a white chemise, a pale green-lined red robe wrapped around her right shoulder and over her left shoulder and chest

Lot #: 47

Estimate: £2,500 - £4,000

Date: 8 Dec 2003

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A Nymphenburg figure of a bowing Oriental

A Nymphenburg figure of a bowing Oriental Circa 1760, top of base with gilt-edged impressed Bavarian shield mark Modelled by Franz Anton Bustelli , bowing elegantly with his right hand to his forehead, his left arm concealed beneath his garments, his face looking down and his shaved head with a

Lot #: 50

Estimate: £40,000 - £60,000

Date: 8 Dec 2003

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A Nymphenburg white figure of Donna Martina from the Commedia dell'Arte Series

A Nymphenburg white figure of Donna Martina from the Commedia dell'Arte Series Circa 1760-63 Modelled by Franz Anton Bustelli , looking to her left, her hair in plaits, wearing earrings and a ribbon-trimmed hooded stole fastened with ribbons over a long skirt, with a bottle of wine in her left hand

Lot #: 52

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000

Date: 8 Dec 2003