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A Chelsea figure of Il Capitano

Provenance:
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's London, 16th November 1945, lot 99A

irwin Untermeyer Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

American Private Collection

Literature:
Illustrated; Catalogue of the 'Masterpieces of European Porcelain Exhibition', 1949, number 54

Yvonne Hackenbroch, Chelsea and Other English Porcelain in the Irwin Untermeyer Collection, figure 30, plate 24

Exhibition:
Exhibited; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 'Masterpieces of European Porcelain', 1949

A Chelsea figure of 'Il Capitano', from the Commedia dell'arte, standing, wearing a wide brimmed black hat, blue lined pale yellow cloak and pink jacket, and pale blue breeches, before a tree-stump, the round mound base applied with coloured flowers and leaves, 6" high, circa 1755, brown anchor mark 



A Chelsea figure of Il Capitano