• 500 Years Decorative Arts Euro auction at Christies

    Sale 2305

    500 Years Decorative Arts Europe Including Oriental Carpets

    20 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 117

    A LARGE BLOOR DERBY TOPOGRAPHICAL COBALT-BLUE GROUND TWO-HANDLED VASE

    CIRCA 1820-30

    Price Realised  

    A LARGE BLOOR DERBY TOPOGRAPHICAL COBALT-BLUE GROUND TWO-HANDLED VASE
    CIRCA 1820-30
    Of elongated amphora form, one side finely painted with a landscape, identified on a banner below as RUINS OF PALMIRA, the ground enriched with gilt scrollwork, the reverse with a similar panel painted with flowers and fruit, a band of 'pearls' to the top of the foot
    31 in. (78.7 cm.) high


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    See John Twitchett, Derby Porcelain, London, 1980, p. 261, fig. 360 for an example of this 'enormous size' vase; for a pair of 'Long Tom' Bloor Derby vases painted with still-lives, see Christie's, London, 27 January 2004, lot 152.