Lot 368: Wain (Louis). The Aeroplane Journey, Tinker Tailor Series, Paragon, circa 1918, porcelain heavy baby's plate with a hand-finished transfer design by Louis Wain, showing two cats in suits steering an early flying machine, Louis Wain's signature lower right, 'Baby's Plate' lettered in black on rim, prop marks and discoloured crazing to interior edge, diameter 17.5cm (7ins), together with another porcelain plate in a similar design, circa 1918, diameter 18cm (7ins), plus The Busy Tailor, porcelain plate, circa 1918, with captioned hand-finished transfer design of a seated clothed cat, threading a needle, with Louis Wain's signature lower left, green rimmed, some minor rubbing and marks, diamater 15cm (6ins), and Off for a Ride, porcelain plate, circa 1918, with captioned hand-finished transfer design of a clothed cat mounted on the back of a larger cat, with a string in its mouth for reins, with Louis Wain's signature lower left, green rimmed (rubbed), diameter 15cm (6ins), all with maker's star mark (including star mark) on base. See Batkin, Gifts for Good Children, II, page 120. (4)
Dominic Winter's Fine Art & Antiques Auction July 2015
Thursday, 16th July 2015
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