An extremely rare Bow duck tureen and cover circa 1755-56

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Lot 168
An extremely rare Bow duck tureen and cover
circa 1755-56

Sold for £ 24,000 (US$ 30,003) inc. premium
An extremely rare Bow duck tureen and cover
circa 1755-56
Carefully modelled with its head turned in a realistic manner, the plumage with individual overlapping feathers picked out in shades of brown, mauve, puce, red and green, the beak bright yellow, 11.8cm long (shallow chip to inner flange of cover) (2)

Footnotes

  • Provenance: The Geoffrey Freeman collection, see Anton Gabszewicz and Geoffrey Freeman, Bow Porcelain (1982), no 264. Exhibited: English Ceramics Circle 50th Anniversary Exhibition (1977), no 133 and colour plate X. The model derives from Chelsea. For a pair see Yvonne Hackenbroch, The Untermyer Collection catalogue (1957), colour plate 10, fig. 20, where the source is given as George Edwards, Natural History of Uncommon Birds (1743-47) Vol III, pl. 157
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