• Centuries of Style: Silver, Eu auction at Christies

    Sale 7800

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    17 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 72

    A LUDWIGSBURG BLUE-GROUND NEO-CLASSICAL VASE AND COVER

    CIRCA 1780

    Price Realised  

    A LUDWIGSBURG BLUE-GROUND NEO-CLASSICAL VASE AND COVER
    CIRCA 1780
    Of tapering urn form with gilt angular handles with ram's masks, the central frieze of white biscuit scantily-draped classical figures on a blue-ground between radiating gilt gadroons and stiff leaves, on a circular spreading foliage-moulded stem and square blue base with gilt gadroons, the shoulder with radiating gilt foliage and drapery swags, the waisted domed cover with gilt berried finial (restoration to one handle, some minute chipping to edge of cover, top of stem and to one corner and edge of base, minute chip to inside rim of vase)
    15¾ in. (40.5 cm.) high


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    The pair to the present vase was sold in these Rooms on 2 July 1990, lot 114 and a related garniture of vases is housed at Pavlovsk Palace near St. Petersburg.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A NOBLEMAN