A PAIR OF MID 19TH CENTURY PARIS PORCELAIN FIGURAL FLASKS AND STOPPERS OF A SULTAN AND SULTANA, for the Turkish market and probably by Jacob Petit, the Ottoman style figures ornately dressed and raised on gilt, cushion shaped, integral bases, each with a stopper fitted to their turban, incised script G to the underside of the Sultan figure,
35cm high (2)
Auction Comparables; Very similar figures have sold at Sotheby's, London, in the following sales: 24 October 2018, lot 236, sold £9375, 26 April 2017 lot 218 sold £10,000, 6 October 2010 lot 366, sold £8750.
Related Literature: H. Williams, Turquerie: An Eighteenth-Century European Fantasy, London, 2014, pp.210-11 on the manufacture and popularity of these figures.
Sold for £3,000
Includes Buyer's Premium
Overall of good appearence and condition. Section to the back of her base restored and a small area of restoration to the base of her stopper restored. Male figure with crack to mid section just below his right elbow.