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    Sale 1940

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

    25 October 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 561

    A FRENCH PALISSY STYLE TROMPE L'OEIL CIRCULAR BASIN

    CIRCA 1855 - 1875, ATTRIBUTED TO THE SCHOOL OF PARIS, VICTOR BARBIZET

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    Estimate

    A FRENCH PALISSY STYLE TROMPE L'OEIL CIRCULAR BASIN
    Circa 1855 - 1875, attributed to the School of Paris, Victor Barbizet
    Naturalistically moulded and applied with three fish entwined with an eel, the cavetto, with a turtle, a frog and a mussel with barnacles, the border with a large snake, a rhino beetle, a lizard, a snail and a dragonfly, interspersed with scattered shells among ferns and foliage, the reverse pierced for hanging
    16 in. (40.5 cm.) diameter


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    See Katz & Lehr, op. cit., p. 124 fig. 144 for a similar example.