Pair of Ormolu mounted Bowl Owls



An extremely rare and important pair of Bow Owls, crisply modelled with naturalistically coloured beaks their plumage lightly enriched in tones of brown, ochre and yellow, their delineated talons grasping tree stumps, applied with fungi, leaves, moss and flowers. Both resting on twentieth century ormolu bases.

Circa 1755-60

Height:  8 ins (20.5 cms)

See: Frank Stoner, Chelsea, Bow and Derby Porcelain Figures, pl. 105, Yvonne Hackenbroch, Chelsea and other English Porcelain, in the Irwin Untermeyer Collection, pl. 79, fig, 259. A pair with similar ormolu mounts, sold at Sothebys New York Friday 18th March 2005, from the Estate of Mrs. Charles W. Engelhard. Lot 150.

item No. 1303

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