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    Sale 2159

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art and Ceramics

    21 April 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 47

    A FRENCH IVORY AND GOLD GROUND PORTRAIT FLASK

    CIRCA 1880, ILLEGIBLE BLACK PAINTED MARKS, SIGNED L. MALPASS

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    A FRENCH IVORY AND GOLD GROUND PORTRAIT FLASK
    CIRCA 1880, ILLEGIBLE BLACK PAINTED MARKS, SIGNED L. MALPASS
    In the Aesthetic taste, the flaring neck with stylized floral lappets, painted with a bust-length portrait of a Japanese gentleman, the gold ground chased with cranes and butterflies, the reverse with a bird perched among flowering branches and fan-shaped panels, the angular handles and bracket feet molded as prunus
    9 in. (22.8 cm.) high


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    L. Malpass is recorded in the late 19th century at the atelier of Paul Blot, 3 rue de la Paix. Blot was a successor of Feuillet.