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    Sale 1987

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

    20 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 169

    A FRENCH SOFTE-PASTE PRUNUS-MOLDED POT A TOILETTE AND COVER

    1740-1750, SAINT-CLOUD OR VILLEROY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A FRENCH SOFTE-PASTE PRUNUS-MOLDED POT A TOILETTE AND COVER
    1740-1750, Saint-Cloud or Villeroy
    Cylindrical, the cover with inverted cone finial, each sprigged with three sprays of flowing branches of prunus; together with a Saint-Cloud white coffee-cup of similar date sprigged with two sprays of flowering branches and with two birds in flight
    5½ in. (14 cm.) high, the pot and cover; 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) high, the cup (3)


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    See Christine Lahaussois, Porcelaines de Saint-Cloud, La Collection du Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, 1997, p. 86, cat. no. 130 for a pair of silver-mounted similar jars and covers; also Bertrand Randot, Ed., Discovering the Secrets of Softe-Paste porcelain and the Saint-Cloud Manufactory, New Haven, 1999, pp. 168-169, cat. no. 84, the same pot now described as Saint-Cloud or possibly Villeroy.

    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY