21 April 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 5,250
Estimate USD 2,500 - USD 3,500
A FRENCH PALISSY STYLE TROMPE L'OEIL RECTANGULAR JARDINERE
CIRCA 1850-80, SCHOOL OF TOURS
Of rustic form, the walls as faux bricks and wooden fence, the front applied with a bird defending her nest from a snake, flanked by bulrushes, the watery ledge with a cluster of mushrooms among moss, ferns and foliage, supported by a faux branch framework
13 in. (33 cm.) long
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Cf. Christie's, New York, 10 June 2008, lot 467.
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