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    A Rare Early Victorian Chinoiserie Ironstone Fireplace Surround, England, circa 1830-1850
    Marks: CHINA CHIMNEY PIECE., MASON & CO PATENTEES STAFFORDSHIRE POTTERIES., PATENT IRON STONE CHINA (coat-of-arms)
    49 x 62-5/8 x 1 inches (124.5 x 159.1 x 27.9 cm)

    The fireplace surround having apple green ground to body, serpentine mantel with partial gilt floral garland encased between solid gilt banding, below to gilt and polychromed foo lion heads, upper hearth apron with two inset painted medallions flanking oversized scroll with painted avian, floral, and court motifs, geometric legs inset with a variety of medallions and lozenges with conforming hand-painted floral decoration.

    Reference: Christie's, Sale 4803: English Furniture, 9 July 1992, lot 8; A. Kelly, The Book of English Fireplaces, London, 1968, p. 77, plate 90.



    Condition Report*: Plaster remnants from previous mounting, minor chipping at edges, light chip to left inside foot nearest wall, minor reglued chip, some rubbing to gilding, scattered crazing, some chipping to reverses facing wall not detracting from presentation, light spotting/areas of glaze loss, with wear commensurate with age and use.
    Lot sold as-is where-is and shipping arrangements must be made to pick this item up in Dallas within two weeks of sale date.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2020
    28th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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