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    Sale 12455

    European Furniture & Works of Art

    6 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 1

    A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED BLUE-GROUND PORCELAIN VASES

    CIRCA 1775, THE PORCELAIN POSSIBLY SEVRES, LATE 18TH CENTURY

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    A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED BLUE-GROUND PORCELAIN VASES
    CIRCA 1775, THE PORCELAIN POSSIBLY SEVRES, LATE 18TH CENTURY
    Each of baluster shape, the everted rim with Greek-key and hung with berried laurel swags, on a fluted waisted socle and canted square plinth with a Greek-key edge
    8 in. (20.5 cm.) high


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    These charming vases relate to the oeuvre of the fondeur-ciseleur Antoine-Philippe Pajot (d. 1781) who produced furniture mounts (supplied notably to Adrien Delorme, Antoine Gosselin, Jean-François Leleu, Pierre Macret and Pierre Pioniez) as well as mounts for porcelain, glass, rock crystal and hardstones. Pajot seems to have specialised in glass and rock crystal as the 1777 inventory of his workshop lists 'dix sept pieces en cristal de roches destinés à former trois vases' for the marchand-mercier Antoine Magnien. Pajot also collaborated with the marchand Jean-Bertin Tesnier on three blue glass vases sent to him to be mounted. A pair of related vases stamped by Pajot were sold from the Elizabeth Parke Firestone Collection, 22-23 March 1991, lot 868 while a virtually identical pair of clear crystal vases was sold Christie's, New York, 22 May 2002, lot 394 ($23,900 with premium).