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FS39: Two Day Fine Art Sale

A Rare Pair of Charles Gouyn, St.James's Factory 'Girl-in-a-swing' Tea Canisters and Covers

Auction Lot FS39/532

A rare pair of Charles Gouyn, St.James's factory 'Girl-in-a-swing' tea canisters and covers of lobed ovoid form moulded with yellow drapery suspended from rings, the domed covers with applied strawberry finials, painted overall with floral sprays, insects and a caterpillar, one with incised cross mark to base, circa 1750-55, 13cm high [one with chip to foot rim, one cover with hairline crack, both finials with losses to strawberry leaves].

A Rare Pair of Charles Gouyn, St.James's Factory 'Girl-in-a-swing' Tea Canisters and Covers (FS39/532) offered in our Two Day Fine Art Sale starting on 10th July 2018 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Lot Description

A rare pair of Charles Gouyn, St.James's factory 'Girl-in-a-swing' tea canisters and covers of lobed ovoid form moulded with yellow drapery suspended from rings, the domed covers with applied strawberry finials, painted overall with floral sprays, insects and a caterpillar, one with incised cross mark to base, circa 1750-55, 13cm high [one with chip to foot rim, one cover with hairline crack, both finials with losses to strawberry leaves].

Notes

Cf. 'Ceramics from the Rous Lench Collection' Christies 30th May 1990 lot 356 for a cream jug; and the Victoria and Albert Museum for a sugar-bowl and cover [C.49&A-1969], both similarly decorated and with applied strawberries and strawberry leaves. It would appear that no polychrome examples of this shape have previously been recorded. Literature: Elizabeth Adams 'Chelsea Porcelain' chapter 5, page 61 for a discussion of the shape.

Price Realised

£9,200

Department

Ceramics and Glass

Fine Art Category

18th Century English Porcelain

Sale Information

FS39: Two Day Fine Art Sale
Tuesday, 10th July 2018
Okehampton Street, Exeter

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