Sale 21BG01 | Lot 131

Worcester Porcelain Figure of the Turk's Companion or the Levantine Lady

Catalogue: The Sarah Belk Gambrell Collection of European Porcelain

Lot Details

Lot 131
Worcester Porcelain Figure of the Turk's Companion or the Levantine Lady
Circa 1765-70, the model likely by John Toulouse
Modeled standing wearing a red crowned white turban, a pale-yellow fur-lined coat, a tunic with puce rosettes and blue medallions among scattered red dots, a jeweled belt, a gilt banded white underskirt and iron-red shoes, the rocaille-scroll molded base enriched in gilt and puce and applied with two yellow centered daisies.
Height 5 1/2 inches.

Provenance:
Sotheby's, London, 26 June 1956, lot 159.

Errol & Henrietta Manners exhibition catalogue, 'Roy Hogarth Collection of rare English figures', 27 February 2018, p. 30, for an example of this model on a non-rocaille-molded base. Here noting that there are only a handful of Worcester figures extant.

For a pair of Worcester figures of a Turk and his companion on circular mound bases, see Sotheby's, London, 2 November 2011, lot 12. For similar pairs of figures, see The Zorensky Collection, Bonham's, part I, 16 March 2004, lot 233, and part II, 23 February 2005, lot 206. While examples of figures with the rounded base can be found at the British Museum, no. 1938,0314.84.CR, the Museum Fine Arts Boston, no. 1988.1044 and the Dyson Perrins Museum; the present model is the only example extant on a rocaille-molded base.

The modeler John Toulouse is thought to have worked at the Worcester factory from circa 1765-1772 and later at Chamberlain's.


C Estate of Sarah Belk Gambrell

Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Turban plume missing, her left shoulder lightly abraided.


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The Sarah Belk Gambrell Collection of European Porcelain

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