A rare pair of blue and white seated boys Circa 1750
Lot 541
A rare pair of blue and white seated boys Circa 1750
Sold for £750 (US$ 1,260) inc. premium
Lot Details
A rare pair of blue and white seated boys
Circa 1750
Each potted with a smiling face, raised right knee and holding a flower spray at the left shoulder and a set of pipes in the right hand, the robe evenly washed in blue.
14cm (5½in) high (2).

Footnotes

  • See C.Sheaf and R.Kilburn, The Hatcher Porcelain Cargoes - The Complete Record, Oxford, 1988, pp.156-7, where the authors illustrate five from among the nine 'boy' examples recovered from the wreck of the Dutch East India merchant ship 'Geldermalsen', which sank on its way back to Holland in 1752; and D.S.Howard, The Choice of the Private Trader, London, 1994, p.254, no.301, for a pair in the Hodroff Collection.
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