Origin: England, Tower Hamlets, Bow
H: 3 1/8"; W: 5 1/2"; D: 5 1/2"
Acc. No. 1963-61
Molded, soft-paste porcelain figure stand is in a quatre-foil shape. There are long, thin cut-outs in the concave sections. Each of the four panels is decorated: 1) molded trophy in relief of drums, cannonballs, and flags that are overglazed painted with red, blue, yellow, and black; 2) overglaze hand-painted cluster of flowers; 3) crossed flags painted with blue and red; 4) overglaze hand-painted cluster of flowers. The contours of the surface are highlighted with red and blue enamels.
Label:Some eighteenth century figures were mounted on elaborate stands like this example. Few of these historical pairings survive.
Provenance:Sold at auction in 1963 without information concerning owner (See: Sotheby & Co. CATALOGUE OF IMPORTANT ENGLISH PORCELAIN, March 19, 1963, (London, 1963), lot 114).
Purchsed from: Tilley & Co.