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A Charles Gouyn (St James's Factory) bodkin case

Provenance:
English Private Collection

Literature:
See Yvonne Hackenbroch, Chelsea and Other English Porcelain, The Irwin Untermyer Collection, figure 239 (plate 70), for another bodkin case of this model, with gold and enamelled mounts

A Charles Gouyn (St James's Factory) bodkin case, in the form of a cylindrical column, painted in coloured enamels with scattered flowers, the cover in the form of Columbine's head, tilted slightly to the right, and wearing a white cap and black eye-mask, revealing rose diamond eyes, above a scrolling collar, picked out in puce, the base painted with a pink rosebud and leaves, wave engraved gold mounts, 4 3/4" long, circa 1752-54

This model is not recorded by Bryant 



A Charles Gouyn (St James's Factory) bodkin case