• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 2203

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe Including Carpets from The Corcoran Gallery of Art

    24 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 397

    A FRENCH PALISSY STYLE FAIENCE TROMPE L'OEIL FISHING TROPHY

    CIRCA 1880

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    A FRENCH PALISSY STYLE FAIENCE TROMPE L'OEIL FISHING TROPHY
    CIRCA 1880
    Modeled as the day's catch, comprising three large overlapping fish, pierced for hanging and applied to a flat oval rattan basket
    30¼ in. (76.8 cm.) long


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    Compare The Duchin Collection, Grotesquerie, Form, Fantasy and Function in 19th Century European Ceramics, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1997, pp. 6 and 30, cat. no. 20.