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    Sale 3786

    The Collection of Carroll Petrie & European Decorative Arts from the Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama, including the Eugenia Woodward Hitt Collection

    31 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1245

    A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED CHINESE FAMILLE VERTE PORCELAIN WINE POT

    THE PORCELAIN KANGXI (1662-1722), THE MOUNTS ATTRIBUTED TO JEAN-CLAUDE CHAMBELLAN DUPLESSIS, CIRCA 1755-60

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    A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED CHINESE FAMILLE VERTE PORCELAIN WINE POT
    THE PORCELAIN KANGXI (1662-1722), THE MOUNTS ATTRIBUTED TO JEAN-CLAUDE CHAMBELLAN DUPLESSIS, CIRCA 1755-60
    The two-handled pot decorated overall with scrolling lotus and chrysanthemums, headed by a goose seated in a ormolu nest and scrolling handle, above a pierced foliate base
    9 ½ in. (24 cm.) high


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    The aesthetic unity of the mounts with the porcelain suggests they were designed specifically for this wine pot and display the distinctive personality associated with the oeuvre of Jean-Claude Duplessis, orfèvre du Roi and artistic director of the Vincennes and Sèvres porcelain factories. The tight control of the symmetrical scrolls of the base is typical of the ornamental vocabulary Duplessis developed at Vincennes and Sèvres and is seen on vases produced there from circa 1755-1765. The refined chasing is also typical of Duplessis’s work, with a variety of surface finishes that create an impression of naturalistic, organic fluidity.

    Provenance

    Acquired from Rosenberg & Stiebel, New York.
    Eugenia Woodward Hitt Collection.