An important Caughley tea canister and cover by Fidelle Duvivier, circa 1792
Lot 210
An important Caughley tea canister and cover by Fidelle Duvivier, circa 1792
Sold for £4,750 (US$ 7,756) inc. premium

Lot Details
An important Caughley tea canister and cover by Fidelle Duvivier, circa 1792
Of spirally shanked double ogee form with a pointed finial picked out in gold, painted by Duvivier at the Chamberlain workshop with a young lady carrying a fan within an oval panel, the ground with regularly spaced florets in green and gold, 12.8cm high (2)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Godden Reference Collection
    Venner's Antiques and Simon Spero
    Jean Sewell (Antiques) Ltd

    Exhibited at Stoke-on-Trent Museum. Illustrated and discussed by Geoffrey Godden, 18th Century English Porcelain (1985), pl.244 and pp.299-302 and col. pl.XXIX. See also Geoffrey Godden, Chamberlain-Worcester Porcelain (1972), pl.30, p.54 and pls.238-241 where the attribution to Fidelle Duvivier of the important service of which this lot forms part is discussed at length. The service was painted by the artist during a brief period at the Chamberlain factory in October 1792, at a time when the firm was painting Caughley blanks. The wage records for that month include the entry 'M DEVIEA', presumably phonetic spelling for Monsieur Duvivier. The milk jug from the service, also from the Godden Reference Collection, was sold in these rooms 3 October 2012. No other Caughley porcelain is found with this type of decoration. Indeed, it appears that Duvivier left Worcester before this single service was complete as a few pieces seem to be by another hand. See the spoon tray from the Billie Pain Collection sold in these rooms 26 November 2003, lot 332
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