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    Sale 7631

    Important European Furniture & Sculpture

    4 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 5

    A SWEDISH PORPHYRY ('SVART BLYBERG') VASE

    CIRCA 1805-25, ÄLVDALEN (ELFDAL)

    Price Realised  

    A SWEDISH PORPHYRY ('SVART BLYBERG') VASE
    CIRCA 1805-25, ÄLVDALEN (ELFDAL)
    Of campana shape with outscrolled rim above a waisted body, the turned socle above a circular spreading foot and square plinth base
    19 in. (48 cm.) high


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    Porphyry vases of this campana or 'Borghese' shape were particularly favoured at the Älvdalen (Elfdal) manufactory and designs appear in three variants in the 1805 catalogue (see Porphyre, La Pierre Royale, Paris, 1990, p. 20 and p. 33).

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