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The Flowerday Collection

124 Lot Collection

The Flowerday Collection of 18th Century English porcelain is the result of almost 40 years of collecting and includes the twelve 'Galle' faience cats.

A Chelsea Mug

A Chelsea Mug

Mr GW and Mrs B Flowerday collected 18th Century English ceramics over nearly 40 years from the late 1960s to the early 2000s.

Gerald and Brenda Flowerday married in 1950 and, although both had an initial general interest in antiques, it is likely that visits to ED Levine in Cromer, Norfolk and TCS Brooke in Wroxham stimulated a particular interest in 18th Century English porcelain and encouraged them to make a serious collection.

They knew what they liked and were keen to acquire pieces in perfect or as near perfect condition as possible and to achieve this, they enjoyed countless expeditions to antique fairs, auctions and the leading ceramic dealers of the day in London and the provinces.

Their collection also includes the twelve ‘Galle’ faience cats

Sale Information

FS37: Three Day Fine Art Sale
Monday, 22nd January 2018
Tuesday, 23rd January 2018
Wednesday, 24th January 2018

Okehampton Street, Exeter

Lots from the Collection

Lot FS37/1

Lot FS37/1: A Bow Chocolate Cup

A Bow chocolate cup with loop handle, painted with a floral spray and scattered sprigs, circa 1760-65, 8cm high.

Estimate: £150 - £250
Realised: £160
Lot FS37/2

Lot FS37/2: A Bow Bell-shaped Mug

A Bow bell-shaped mug the grooved loop handle with heart-shaped terminal, painted with an ornate floral spray to one side, a smaller spray and sprigs to the reverse all below an ornate iron-red scrolling border to the rim, circa 1765-70, 15cm high [footrim with minor glaze flaws].

Estimate: £400 - £600
Realised: £450
Lot FS37/3

Lot FS37/3: A Bow Figure of Fame

A Bow figure of Fame modelled as a winged angel blowing a trumpet, wearing a laurel wreath and yellow trimmed flowing robe, the base in the form of clouds, circa 1756-58, 18cm high [minor restoration to fingers].

Estimate: £500 - £700
Realised: £1,300
Lot FS37/4

Lot FS37/4: A Bow Figure of A Seated Lady Flautist

A Bow figure of a seated lady flautist wearing a yellow cloak, blue and pale purple bodice with pink floral skirt, circa 1756-58, 13cm high [one finger lacking, restoration to one foot].

Estimate: £400 - £600
Realised: £900
Lot FS37/5

Lot FS37/5: A Bow Figure of A Shepherd Musician

A Bow figure of a shepherd musician standing crossed legged and playing a recorder, a bag over his shoulder and a dog at his feet, wearing a puce and green hat and floral decorated jacket and breeches, circa 1755-58, 15cm high [some damage and restoration].

Estimate: £200 - £300
Realised: £160
Lot FS37/6

Lot FS37/6: A Bow Creamboat

A Bow creamboat of fluted form, painted in Mandarin style with dancing figures in lake landscapes, pink feather edged rim, circa 1760, 12.5cm long.

Estimate: £300 - £500
Realised: £220
Lot FS37/7

Lot FS37/7: A Bow Figure of An Actress

A Bow figure of an actress holding a floral spray in her extended right hand, wearing a brimmed hat, lace bodice and yellow and orange frilled and hooped skirt, on mound base, circa 1758-60, 17cm high [right arm repaired at the shoulder].

Estimate: £300 - £500
Realised: £620
Lot FS37/8

Lot FS37/8: A Bow Figure of A 'New Dancer'

A Bow figure of a 'New Dancer' wearing a pink wide brimmed hat with feather plume, pale yellow frock coat and floral decorated pantaloons, on pierced scrollwork base, iron-red anchor and dagger mark, circa 1765-70, 19.5cm high [minor chip to coat and applied leaves].

Estimate: £300 - £500
Realised: £250
Lot FS37/9

Lot FS37/9: A Bow Shell Sweatmeat Dish

A Bow shell sweatmeat dish with two peg feet, painted with the 'Quail' pattern', iron-red three dot mark, circa 1758-60, 12 x 13 cm.

Estimate: £400 - £600
Realised: £520
Lot FS37/10

Lot FS37/10: A Bow Model of A Bunting

A Bow model of a bunting with pink, yellow and blue plumage, it's head under one wing, on tree stump mound base applied with flowers and leaves, circa 1760-65, 9.5cm high [some losses to flowers and leaves].

Estimate: £300 - £500
Realised: £900
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