‘Girl-in-a-Swing’ gold-mounted double scent-bottle, St James’s, Charles Gouyn’s Factory

‘Girl-in-a-Swing’ gold-mounted double scent-bottle, St James’s, Charles Gouyn’s Factory

1749 – 1755

7.0 cm high

Modelled as a sleeping lady leaning against a tree trunk covered with a rambling pink rose, wearing a yellow-edged flowered dress with a brown black-muzzled pug at her side, his head forming a stopper, on a circular base painted with flowers to the top and underside, stamped gold mounts to base, top of tree-trunk and stopper.


Condition – Damage to leaves, chip to underside of base rim beneath mount

Provenance – The Nigel Morgan Collection, E & H Manners, 2009, no. 27.

Exhibitions – National Gallery of Victoria, 1 November 1984 – 10 February 1985.
Margaret Legge, Flowers and Fables, A Survey of Chelsea Porcelain 1745-69, Melbourne 1984, p. 86, no. 203.

Literature – See G.E. Bryant, The Chelsea Porcelain Toys, London 1925, p. 57, pl. 8 (3) and Reginald Blunt (Ed.), The Cheyne Book of Chelsea China and Pottery, London 1924, p. 27, pl. 27, no. 4 (8) for the example in the collection of Mrs. Mayer Sassoon sold Sotheby’s London, 12 October 1965, lot 44.

Another example illustrated by Arthur lane, English Porcelain Figures of the 18th Century, 1961, plate 35, E.

The same example illustrated Chelsea and other English Porcelain, The Collection of Irwin Untermeyer, 1957, pl. 71, fig.168

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