283. Pair Faience Pottery Cats by Emile Galle Provenance Lord Iveagh Guinness Family

Stunning Rare Pair of Faience Glazed Pottery Models of a Black and a White Green-Eyed Seated Cats by Emile Galle. Last quarter of the Nineteenth Century.  

Both whimsical models seated on their haunches and looking quizzically at the viewer.  

Condition: Good condition overall, tiny loss to glazing at one cats' ear. 

Firmly attributed to French Glass and furniture Designer Emile Galle, these pieces are unmarked as most of the earlier models were not.   

Height: (taller black an impressive) 13.5" (34cm). Width: (at base) 7.25" (18.5cm). Depth: (at base) 5.75” (14.5cm).   

Shipped to East Aurora, New York.  

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Provenance: Christies Auctions on the Premises, lot No.2310. Sale title: Elveden Hall, Thetford, Norfolk. “The Property of the Earl of Iveagh” Date 21st to 24th May 1984. 

Arthur Edward Rory Guinness, 4th Earl of Iveagh, DL, styled Viscount Elvedon until 1992, an Anglo-Irish aristocrat and businessman and a member of the Guinness Family.