A Highly Important Chinoiserie Cup & Saucer

A Highly Important Chinoiserie Cup & Saucer

Silver-gilt
Charles II
London, 1683                                                                       
Maker’s mark WS, a mullet and two pellets above and below.

Diameter (bowl): 14.5 cm, 5.75 in.
Diameter (saucer): 10.2 cm, 4 in.
Weight: 465 g, 14 oz 18 dwt      
                                                                                    
 

This exceptional cup & saucer of circular form. The saucer on a low pedestal  foot and decorated with Chinoiserie flat-chasing depicting a gentleman and attendant holding a sunshade amongst foliage with a  bird flying overhead. The scene within a matted band. The circular cup flat-chased with exotic ho-ho birds and berried foliage, it too with a matted band near base.

The cup hall marked with maker's mark only under the base and also with the scratch weight 6=2, the saucer fully hallmarked under the base and with the scratch weight 8=15

Mrs. Violet Helen St. Quintin (d.1943), widow of William Herbert St. Quintin (1851-1933) of Scampston Hall, Malton, co. York;
Mrs St. Quintin; Christie's, London, 22 June 1937, lot 103 (£253 to the Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Company).
With Firestone and Parson, Boston, Massachusetts.
Richard Cushing Paine Sr. (1893-1966), by 1964 and thence by descent.                                                                                                                                                                             

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