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    Sale 2159

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

    21 April 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 137

    A JOSEPH BROCARD ENAMELED PALE-GREEN GLASS VASE

    LATE 19TH CENTURY, ENAMELED IRON-RED SCRIPT MARK

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    A JOSEPH BROCARD ENAMELED PALE-GREEN GLASS VASE
    LATE 19TH CENTURY, ENAMELED IRON-RED SCRIPT MARK
    In the Persian style, of flattened flask form, the knopped tubular neck and flaring mouth flanked by loop and scroll handles, each face enameled with an Iznik inspired arabesque and strapwork rosette within a 'jeweled' surround, on a conforming short circular foot
    7 3/8 in. (18.7 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.