21 October 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 6,000
Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
A MEISSEN PATE-SUR-PATE BLUE, PINK AND LAVENDER GROUND VASE
Late 19th century, blue crossed swords mark, incised F.105., impressed 20
The tulip neck flanked by upright loop handles terminating in gilt masks, the front painted and hand-tooled in white slip with a putto in the guise of Vulcan at an anvil in the clouds creating jewelry for a young nymph, a tethered fire-breathing dragon at his feet providing the fire for his forge, the neck and flaring circular base enriched in platinum and gilt with egg-and-dart pattern
8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm.) high
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See Bernard Bumpus, Pâte-sur-Pâte, The Art of Ceramic Relief Decoration, 1849-1902, London, 1992, pl. XXXVIII for a similar vase.
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