A key feature of the ceramics section of Dreweatts’ sale on February 19 will be 55 lots from a local private collection featuring 18th century English porcelain.
Extracted from Antiques Trade Gazette | Anne Crane
They include Bow, Chelsea and Derby figures, as well as a group of the very collectable scent bottles or toys produced at the Charles Gouyn/St James’s factory in London in the mid-1750s.
Pictured top is one of them, a 3in (8cm) high figure of Cupid grinding arrows that comes with the original shagreen case and has an estimate of £2500-3500.
Also shown above from the same collection is a rare Chelsea porcelain bodkin case of c.1775, measuring 5in (12cm) in height, the cover surmounted by a caged hen with her chicks and with the inscription Aimons Nos Petits. It has an estimate of £1000-1500.