• 19th Century Furniture, Sculpt auction at Christies

    Sale 7750

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

    24 September 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 89

    A LARGE PAIR OF FRENCH ENAMELLED FAIENCE GOLD AND PLATINUM GROUND VASES

    LATE 19TH CENTURY, SIGNED V. PECCATTE AFTER F. E. BERT(IER)

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    A LARGE PAIR OF FRENCH ENAMELLED FAIENCE GOLD AND PLATINUM GROUND VASES
    LATE 19TH CENTURY, SIGNED V. PECCATTE AFTER F. E. BERT(IER)
    Each of baluster form, finely painted, printed, applied with foil and enamelled with a three-quarter length portrait of an exotic beauty holding either a tambourine or a fan, in a gilt scrollwork surround, the reverse with a monochromatic landscape, the sides with gilt paste panels of fruiting grapevine
    35 in. (88.9 cm.) high (2)


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    Francisque-Edouard Bertier is recorded as a member of the Société des Artistes Français, obtaining an honourable mention for his work in 1879. He was trained in the Cabanel studios and is known for his paintings of harem women.

    A group of plaques created in the same manner and attributed to Emile Delforge, Theodore Leroy and Lamy were sold in the Mr and Mrs Marvin Greenfield Collection, Christie's, New York, 20 October 2008, lots 122-125. Both Delforge and Leroy were much praised for their creation of this technique, winning gold medals for their work. For another vase signed V. Peccatte, see Christie's, New York, 29 March 2000, lot 16.

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