SOLD - A Charles II Antique English Silver Chinoiserie Porringer & Cover

SOLD - A Charles II Antique English Silver Chinoiserie Porringer & Cover

London, 1682 by Thomas Jenkins

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Description

A fine and curious porringer. Fine because it has nice color, good weight, good marks, no reparis. Curious because unlike most chinoiserie porringers we have bought and sold, which have a random smattering of flora and fauna, and only occasionally a human figure, this one portrays some kind of imaginary orientalist fashion parade: on one side, a dandy rides a donkaroo; opposite, a falconer admires himself in a mirror; on the cover, an array of toffs and belles strut their stuff, while, in the immortal words of Prince, animals strike curious poses...

Dimensions

Size Height: 7 in. (17.78 cm.) Width: 9.25 in.
Weight 30 oz. 6 dwt.
Stock No V9595

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