• 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 393

    A FRENCH PALISSY STYLE FAIENCE TROMPE L'OEIL MIRROR FRAME

    CIRCA 1870-80, ATTRIBUTED TO THE SCHOOL OF PARIS, PROBABLY THOMAS SERGENT

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    A FRENCH PALISSY STYLE FAIENCE TROMPE L'OEIL MIRROR FRAME
    CIRCA 1870-80, ATTRIBUTED TO THE SCHOOL OF PARIS, PROBABLY THOMAS SERGENT
    The oval frame molded and applied with a frog, a snail, a snake and a large moth among blossoming convolvulus vine and other flora, above an oak stump issuing to two sinuous leafy branches bearing acorns
    16 in. (40.5 cm.) high


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    The present example is a rare model and possibly a unique survivor as no other comparable works could be found at the time of cataloguing.