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    Sale 7745

    Important European Furniture, Sculpture & Clocks

    9 July 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 155

    A NEAR PAIR OF LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED CHINESE FAMILLE VERTE PORCELAIN VASES WITH COVERS

    THE PORCELAIN KANGXI (1662-1722), THE MOUNTS MID-18TH CENTURY AND LATER

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    A NEAR PAIR OF LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED CHINESE FAMILLE VERTE PORCELAIN VASES WITH COVERS
    THE PORCELAIN KANGXI (1662-1722), THE MOUNTS MID-18TH CENTURY AND LATER
    Each with a domed lid surmounted by a naturalistic coral and shell finial, above a pierced C-scroll-cast neck with acanthus leaves and flowerheads, the bulbous body decorated with Chinoiserie scenes, within stylised foliate borders, above a pierced rocaille base, on scroll feet, some mounts stamped with 'C couronné', minor variations in size, both lids with restored breaks
    26½ in. (67 cm.) and 26¾ in. (68 cm.) high, respectively (2)


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    An interesting feature on these vases is the shell and coral finial to the lid. A finial of closely related form first featured on the lid of a sucrier from the Nécessaire de voyage of Queen Marie Leczynska, as well as on the Louis XV flambé-glazed vase and cover from Luton Hoo, sold by the Trustees of the Luton Hoo Foundation, Christie's, London, 9 June 1994, lot 34.

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    Provenance

    Christie's, London, 12 December 1996, lot 208 (£32,200 with premium).