Sale 21BG01 | Lot 45

Associated Pair of Bow Porcelain Pug Dogs

Catalogue: The Sarah Belk Gambrell Collection of European Porcelain

Lot Details

Lot 45
Associated Pair of Bow Porcelain Pug Dogs
Circa 1750-53, one with incised astrological sign of Mars mark
In opposition, each model recumbent on an oblong cushion base with incised chevron borders, one with head turned as if to nip a flea, the other gazing upwards, both wearing collars with a large applied flower at the back.
Length 3 1/4 inches.

Anonymous Sale, Sotheby's, London, 15 June 1994, lot 139.
M. Mellanay Delhom Collection.

For a pair, see the Lady Schreiber Collection at Victoria & Albert Museum, no. 414:147-1885; both with the planetary symbol for Mercury incised. For a single example, see the Glaisher Collection, at The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, U.K. no. 3030-1928, on a cushion with tassels on front corners only.
Link here for the entry at the Fitzwilliam including extensive citations
For a pair with similar oblong cushions with truncated corners see, the National Museums Scotland, nos. A.1956.1207 and A.1956.1207 A. For an enameled pair, see Christie's, New York, 21 - 22 January 1998, lot 463.

C Estate of Sarah Belk Gambrell

Estimate: $1,500 - $3,000

Additional Notes & Condition Report

The marked example with cushion tassels removed post glazing, the other with a crack around his neck, the tassels removed prior to glazing. Residue in crevices from once being overpainted.

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The Sarah Belk Gambrell Collection of European Porcelain

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