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    Sale 7574

    Thomas Hope & The Neoclassical Vision & The Collector of Collections

    24 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 313

    A DRESDEN PORCELAIN LARGE OVAL MIRROR FRAME

    MID-19TH CENTURY

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    A DRESDEN PORCELAIN LARGE OVAL MIRROR FRAME
    MID-19TH CENTURY
    Of rococo scroll outline incorporating cartouches painted with rustic figures in the style of Teniers between applied flower sprays and chaffinches, kingfishers and canaries perched in branches applied to either side, with scnatily draped putti, the upper and lower parts with figures emblematic of Fame, on an ebonised shaped support, the plate later
    52 x 59 in. (132 x 150 cm.)


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    With its bold decorative scheme of birds, flowerheads, and putti allegorical of Fame, this impressive flower-encrusted mirror of monumental proportion is symbolic of the enduring appeal for Dresden rococo porcelain models, revived in the second half of the 19th Century. Related Dresden porcelain mirrors of comparable scale include a mirror sold anonymously, Christie's, New York, 24 April 2003, lot 136, and a further example from the collection of Marshall B. Coyne, sold Sotheby's, New York, 6 June 2001, lot 48.

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    Provenance

    Bruno Schroder, Esq., and the Schroder Family, Dell Park House, Englefield Green, Surrey; Christie's house sale, 1-2 May 1979, lot 107.


    Saleroom Notice

    The figure on the cresting of this mirror was damaged during the view and will be repaired at Christie's expense.