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Knife handle

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Knife handle

ca. 1768-70

Soft paste porcelain
L.: 8 1/4 in.
Kenneth and Priscilla Klepser Porcelain Collection
Provenance: Originally purchased by Thomas Cobbe, son of Charles Cobbe, Archbishop of Dublin, in 1764; [Sotheby’s, London, December 9, 1920, Lot 9]; [purchased by Albert Amor Ltd, London, December 9, 1920]; [Mr T. Leonard Crow, Tewkesbury, England, 1948]; sold to Mr and Mrs Kenneth and Priscilla Klepser, 1948-1994 (cf. Mr Crow’s letter dated November 2, 1948 to Mr Klepser); gift from Mr and Mrs Kenneth and Priscilla Klepser to Seattle Art Museum, Washington, 1994
Now on view at the Seattle Art Museum


Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Worcester Porcelain: The Klepser Collection, August 8, 1985-September 22, 1985. 1984-85 circuit included: Minneapolis, MN, Minneapolis Institute of Art; San Francisco, CA, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; Atlanta, GA, High Museum of Art; Sarasota, FL, Ringling Museum of Art.

Published ReferencesSpero, Simon. Worcester Porcelain: The Klepser Collection. London: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts in association with Lund Humphries Publishers, 1984, p. 115, no. 124, illus. (b&w p. 114), Letter 10, November 2, 1948

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