St. James's (Charles Gouyn) Porcelain Taperstick Figure of a Putto Emblematic of Autumn
Circa 1750, unmarked
The scantily clad figure modeled seated wearing a yellow drape, pointing with his right hand to a cluster of grapes held in his left, before a long stemmed narcissus issuing blossoms including the foliate nozzle supported on the putto's head, the stump and curved chamfered base painted with flower sprays and scattered sprigs.
Height 4 1/2 inches.
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, London, 5 October 1971, lot 23.
Property from a Distinguished Australian Collection.
Christie's, London 7 June 1994, lot 21.
M. Mellanay Delhom Collection, Charlotte, NC.
Melbourne, Australia, Flowers and Fables, Exhibition, 1984-55, no. 195.
See Elizabeth Adams, Chelsea Porcelain, p. 44, pl. 30 for a similar pair together with another emblematic of Winter from the City Museum and Art Gallery Stoke-on Trent.
C Estate of Sarah Belk Gambrell
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