24 April 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 812
Estimate GBP 500 - GBP 800
A FRENCH NIDERVILLER BISCUIT VASE
LATE 19TH CENTURY, CONVERTED TO FORM A LAMP
The ivory pleated silk shade with gilt-metal thread and green-velvet tasselled fringe supplied by Alberto Pinto, the vase and cover with pieced lid and fluted finial, the tapering body trailed with vines and drapery swagged Bacchic masks, above a stiff-leaf base and spreading circular socle, on a square plinth, the underside stamped 'NIDERVILLER' and marked 'No. 77' and 'be'
27¼ in. (69 cm.) high
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Le Pavilion Chougny, Christie's, London, 9-10 December 2004, lot 323.