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A fine pair of Derby Goldfinches, each delicately and naturalistically painted and perched on a tree stump issuing brightly coloured leaves and flowers, both in typically animated pose, one upright and alert, the other looking to one side, each spreading base painted with a moth in flight in tones of red, black and yellow.
A very rare and Large Early Derby Shell Sweetmeat Stand or Punch Bowl, the exceptionally well formed scalloped shell upended and resting on a rockwork base applied with seaweed and encrusted with many smaller shells and nautiluses.
Rare Bow Group of a Hen and Cockerel
with brown, puce and purple feather markings on an oval mound base.
Flight Barr and Barr Worcester.
Spill vase with figure of 'The Minstrel' painted by Thomas Baxter with
beak and ring handles on a green ground. Script mark. c. 1814-1830 Height
Flight Barr and Barr Worcester. Bud vase with cartouche of Windsor
Castle on a green ground. c. 1814-1830 Height 18cm
Flight Barr and Barr vase with a painting of 'The Minstrel' by
Thomas Baxter on a green ground. Script mark. c. 1814-1830
Flight Barr and Barr Worcester. Drum shaped spill vase with three
gilt paw feet and painting of Bothwell Castle on a green ground. For
identical shape see Henry Sandon ibid page 112. Impressed mark and crown
and script. c. 1814-1830 Height 9cm.
A fine Flight, Barr & Barr,
Worcester topographical inkstand of waisted rectangular form with entwined
serpent handles, and two inkwells and covers, well painted with a named
view of "Worcester" reserved against a cobalt blue and gilt ground.
Puce script mark
Width 14cm (5 ½ in)
Both knops re-stuck and chip to one ink container.
Fine Flight, Barr & Barr topographical inkstand of waisted
rectangular form with entwined serpent handle, fitted with four pen rests
and two inkwells with covers, finely painted with a titled view of "Ullswater,
Cumberland", reserved against a cobalt-blue and gilt ground.
Red script factory mark and title in red.
Width: 14.5cm (5 ¾ in)
Height: 11.5cm (4 ½ in)
Fine Flight, Barr & Barr Worcester topographical inkstand and gilt
handle with satyr's mask, well painted with a named view of Warwick
Castle, reserved against a green ground.
Black script marks and title.
Width 12.7cm (5 in) Chip to cover.
A rare Chelsea white model of a
Child's Head after Fiammingo turned slightly to his left and tilted
downwards, his lips parted and hair tousled; on a waisted wooden socle.
Height: 4 ¼ in (10.8 cm)
Only five other models of this child's head appear to be recorded:
The collection of Lord and Lady Fisher, illustrated in English Pottery and
Porcelain, the catalogue of the English Ceramic Circle Exhibition, May 4 -
June 10, 1948, pl. 54, no. 255. Property of Dr. and Mrs. Bellamy Gardner,
sold at Sotheby's, London, June 12 1941; subsequently in the collection of
Miss Margaret MacHarg, sold at Sotheby's, London, May 16, 1961, lot 146;
and sold again at Sotheby's London, June 13, 1995, lot 415. Property of
Sir Bernard Eckstein, from the collection of Lord Boston, sold at
Sotheby's, London, March 29, 1949, lot 88; subsequently Property of Mr.
and Mrs. James MacHarg, sold at Sotheby'', London, May 22, 1962. Property
of a Gentleman, sold at Sotheby's, London, October 30, 1962; subsequently
Property of an Australian Collector, sold at Christie's, London, June 7,
1994. The Rous Lench Collection, sold at Christie's, London, May 30, 1990,
According to Elizabeth Adams "Chelsea Porcelain" P.31. in the early part
of the seventeenth century the Flemish sculptor, François Duquesnoy, spent
most of his life in Italy and was popularly known as Il Flammingo.
A Chamberlain's Worcester part
Dessert Service, each piece finely painted with roundels of Kakiemon
flowers reserved on a densely painted orange foliate ground, all within a
gilt-edged rim, comprising:
a pair of ice pails,
covers and liners a sauce tureen,
cover and ladle a large circular dish a pair of circular dishes
and twenty-one plates.
Most pieces with gilt script mark Chamberlains Worcester (minor rubbing to
Height of ice pails 9 ½ in (24.1 cm)
Provenance: Property of a Nobleman, sold at Christie's, London, June 1,
1987, lot 357.
A very finely coloured Minton Majolica Monkey Teapot and Cover, modelled in the form of a monkey wearing a blue jacket with stylised puce mons, clutching a yellow coconut, the spout formed as a bamboo with green palm leaves applied beneath, the head with smiling face and widely opened eyes forming the cover, with green knop finial.
Height: 7 ins. (17.5cms.)
This example is very well coloured with an unusually full palette, which makes it highly desirable. The monkey, nut, bamboo and stylised mons are all features of the aesthetic movement and illustrate the avid interest of the West with the East.