A Du Paquier tankard and cover, circa 1725 (old repair to cover)
Lot 55
An extremely rare Du Paquier tankard and cover, circa 1725-30
£40,000 - 60,000
US$ 66,000 - 99,000
Auction Details
An extremely rare Du Paquier tankard and cover, circa 1725-30 An extremely rare Du Paquier tankard and cover, circa 1725-30 An extremely rare Du Paquier tankard and cover, circa 1725-30 A Du Paquier tankard and cover, circa 1725 (old repair to cover) A Du Paquier tankard and cover, circa 1725 (old repair to cover) A Du Paquier tankard and cover, circa 1725 (old repair to cover) A Du Paquier tankard and cover, circa 1725 (old repair to cover) A Du Paquier tankard and cover, circa 1725 (old repair to cover) A Du Paquier tankard and cover, circa 1725 (old repair to cover)
Lot Details
An extremely rare Du Paquier tankard and cover, circa 1725-30
The flared body applied with a handle in the form of a naturalistically coloured lizard holding a branch with fruit in its mouth, painted in purple monochrome with a shaped rectangular panel depicting a Chinoiserie scene of two figures on horseback flanked by trees with buildings to one side, enclosed by a band of colourful flowers, foliage, gilt strapwork, trellis panels and birds, the rim edged in blue above a purple and green foliate band, the cover with a gilt lobed rim enclosing a floral band and a recumbent lion finial, the cover and handle pierced for mounting, 20cm high (rim of cover repaired) (2)

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    M. Chilton (ed.), Fired by Passion (2009), no. 163, ill. 8.50, p. 731

    The only other recorded example of this rare shape, differently decorated and without a cover, is in the Sullivan Collection (Chilton, op. cit., no. 164). The recumbent lion finial was also used by the Du Paquier factory for the covers of sugar boxes (Chilton, op. cit., nos. 103 and 104).
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