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    Sale 12029

    The Opulent Eye - 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art, Ceramics & Carpets

    7 June 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 95

    A MEISSEN DARK BLUE-GROUND TWO-HANDLED PORCELAIN VASE

    SECOND HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, INCISED F.183., IMPRESSED 20

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    A MEISSEN DARK BLUE-GROUND TWO-HANDLED PORCELAIN VASE
    SECOND HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, INCISED F.183., IMPRESSED 20
    The shape designed by E.A. Leuteritz, painted after Willem van Mieris with a man playing a trumpet, the reverse with a portrait of a girl playing the lute in an interior, within oval gilt foliate scroll-edged cartouches, the scroll handles with leafy mask terminals, the foot and neck with gilt borders (minor wear to gilding), with a modern black granite, gilt-metal and wood drum-shaped stand
    27 ¼ in. (69.2 cm.) high


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    A vase of the same type with similar portraits, after Gerrit Dou and Caspar Netscher, was sold by Christie's, Amsterdam, 14-16 February, 2006, lot 1002.

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christie's, South Kensington, 1 July 1999, lot 166.