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    Sale 2034

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

    21 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 71

    A JOSEPH BROCARD ENAMELED AMBER GLASS VASE

    CIRCA 1870-90, ENAMELED IRON-RED SCRIPT BROCARD MARK AND RETAILER'S PAPER LABEL FOR O. MILET & C. MASSIER, 36, AVENUE DE L'OPERA, PARIS

    Price Realised  

    A JOSEPH BROCARD ENAMELED AMBER GLASS VASE
    Circa 1870-90, enameled iron-red script Brocard mark and retailer's paper label for O. MILET & C. MASSIER, 36, AVENUE DE L'OPERA, PARIS
    In the Persian style, of bottle shape, the tall tapering cylindrical collared neck twice banded, the vessel enriched and enameled allover with stylized geometrics and foliate ornament
    11 1/3 in. (29 cm.) high


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    Philippe-Joseph Brocard (fl. 1867-90; d. 1896) began as a restorer of glass. He is considered the first to revive the Mamluk enameling techniques. The Paris Universelle Exposition of 1867 included several vessels by him including finely detailed mosque lamps in this style.

    Optat Milet, a French ceramic modeler and decorator was employed at the Sèvres factory (1862-79). He established his own studio in 1875 or 1877 and was associated with Clement Massier, including exhibiting works in Vallauris and Paris as early as 1878.

    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christies, London, 26 April 2005, lot 1.