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A Chelsea bodkin case

Provenance:
The Collection of Mrs Paul Mellon, Sotheby's New York, 21-23 November 2014, lot 776

English Private Collection

Literature:
See G E Bryant, The Chelsea Porcelain Toys, plate 54, for another bodkin case of this model 

A Chelsea bodkin case, in the form of a sheaf of corn, picked out in coloured enamels, and tied with red ribbons, the lower part with two naturalistically decorated partridge, gilt metal mounts, 4 1/2" long, circa 1760 



A Chelsea bodkin case