Rare Bow Quail tureen, sitting on nest, c.1756-58

$4,900.00 AUD

Rare Bow partridge tureen & cover, modelled life-size with wicker nest beneath, a green-painted vine & leaves encircling, the feathers painted naturalistically including unusual blue patches.

Circa 1756-58

 

9x13cm, 9cm high

Literature: illustrated ‘A Treasury of Bow’ (Begg & Taylor 2000) p24
Exhibited in ‘A Treasury of Bow’ 2000-2001, Treasury Building Melbourne, Ballarat Art Gallery, Hamilton Art Gallery.
Also ‘ Birds & Butterflies’ 2004, Como House, Melbourne
Provenance: Stockspring Antiques, London

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