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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 1237

    A MEISSEN PORCELAIN INKWELL AND COVER AND A MATCHING SANDER

    CIRCA 1740, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A MEISSEN PORCELAIN INKWELL AND COVER AND A MATCHING SANDER
    CIRCA 1740, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS
    Likely two elements for a desk-set, each of quatrefoil form, the inkwell with flat cover, finely painted with vignettes of figures in landscapes
    2 ¼ in. (5.6 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Bequest of Frances Oliver, Birmingham, 1972.


    Literature

    G. Andrews & L. Cole, Porcelain from the Frances Oliver Collection, Alabama, 1980, p. 28.