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James (1718) Giles (1718 - 1780)

Lot 153: A RARE BRISTOL OPAQUE WHITE GLASS SQUARE SHAPED SCENT BOTTLE, c.1760, with stopper attractively painted in colours with exotic birds and flowers and gilding, possibly by Giles. 5cm high; together with a malachite model of a pig. (2)James Giles of L

Adam's

September 6, 2016
Dublin 2, Ireland

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A RARE BRISTOL OPAQUE WHITE GLASS SQUARE SHAPED SCENT BOTTLE, c.1760, with stopper attractively painted in colours with exotic birds and flowers and gilding, possibly by Giles. 5cm high; together with a malachite model of a pig. (2)James Giles of London (1718-1780) The decoration of this exquisite scent flask is attributed convincingly to James Giles who had a decorating shop in Camden Town and retail premises in Cockspur Street, Soho. Porcelain (and glass) collectors had been puzzled as to how disparate pieces from Chelsea/ Derby/ Worcester/ Bristol glass etc. appeared to have decoration from the same hand or workshop. The answer is that Giles bought semi-decorated or 'white' from the various factories and enamelled them in his workshop. Experts conclude that Giles' decoration is freer than that done in the factories and his trademark is exotic birds of a distinctly dishevelled appearance.

Condition Report

Scent bottle - Good presentable condition The silver collar reinforcing a small crack visible to interior only, see imagesExterior of the body and paint work in very good conditionThe stopper possibly trimmed to the flat top, see imagesStopper is good fitMalachite pig - Fair condition

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The Alton Collection September 6th 2016

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