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    Sale 1987

    Important European Furniture, Works of Art, Ceramics, Carpets, And Glass

    20 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 24

    A BOW SHELL-FORM TWO-TIERED SWEETMEAT STAND

    CIRCA 1755-1760

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A BOW SHELL-FORM TWO-TIERED SWEETMEAT STAND
    CIRCA 1755-1760
    The central circular shell raised on a stem encrusted with frit chippings, small shells and coral, radiating three scallop-shell basins with shaded puce rims, the interiors painted with insects and birds in flight among flowering vine, all on a pierced rocky mound base
    6¾ in. (17.1 cm.) high


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF CANADIAN COLLECTORS


    Exhibited

    Toronto, The George R. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, The Art of Dining, September 1998 - February 1999.