Chelsea boar hunt charges in as part of private collection of 18th and 19th century English ceramics13 May 2020 Gorringe’s of Lewes will be offering a local private collection of 18th and 19th century English ceramics in its May 18 Weekly Sale.
The core of the collection includes Chelsea red and gold anchor porcelain figures, plates and dishes bought from London auction houses and local auction rooms in the 1990s to early 2000s.
The array on offer includes stand-out pieces including a Chelsea gold anchor boar hunt group which rarely comes up for sale.
Here is a selection of five lots for sale from the collection on offer at Gorringe's on May 18.
This Chelsea gold anchor boar hunt group (pictured top), c.1765, 8.5in (21.5cm), is a rare visitor to salerooms. Estimated at £150-200, it is catalogued a having numerous losses to the oak tree and flowers, with are cracks to the back of the upper hound, across the back of the boar the lower hounds hind right leg and across the base. Gorringe’s notes it is possible a further hound figure or branch is missing behind the boar’s head, “no evidence this is missing a candle fitting”.
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An unusual Chelsea red anchor 'cobnut' handled basket, c.1756, 12in (31cm), is estimated at £100-150. Condition-wise, it has re-built and restored leaves and stalks to each handle and one cobnut, some of which has been re-glued, and a crack to one side of the piercing emanating from a firing crack which has been over-enamelled with a random flower.
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A rare Chelsea red anchor 'Hans Sloane' botanical dessert dish, c.1755, length 9in (22.5cm), I sguided at £200-300. The dish is missing a section of the tip at one end with two other smaller chip losses and associate cracks and it has been broken into several sections and re-fixed including some old rivet repairs visible underneath.
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Three Spode Indian Sporting Series blue and white plates, a stand and a footed dish, c.1815- 25, are estimated at £150-200. In detail they are two Chase After a Wolf soup plates, 9.5in (24.5cm); a Death of the bear plate, 10in (25cm); a Common Wolf Trap tureen stand, 8in (21cm), all with minor scratching and wear to the base; and an untitled lozenge shaped footed dish, discoloured restoration, 14.5in (37cm).
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This pair of Derby figures of blue tits on tree stumps, c.1765-70, both about 4.5in (11.5cm) high, is estimated at £150-200. It has a provenance to ‘Ex Christie’s May 27, 1993, lot 197’.
Condition-wise, “both with typical losses to the encrusted flowers and leaves, the example looking left has restoration to its tail and the example looking right has restoration to most of the blue tits and to one branch on its right hand side, there is also some browning to the edge of the base”.
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