• 19th Century Furniture, Sculpt auction at Christies

    Sale 2210

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art & Ceramics

    20 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 124

    A MEISSEN TORTOISE-SHELL GROUND VASE

    CIRCA 1870, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, INCISED 7159

    Price Realised  

    A MEISSEN TORTOISE-SHELL GROUND VASE
    CIRCA 1870, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, INCISED 7159
    Of baluster form, painted in platinum on both sides with a putto stringing flowering vine among the clouds, the rims with gilt trellis and diaper cartouches
    8 5/8 in. (21.8 cm.) high


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    For another example of this rare platinum and tortoise-shell ground combination, see Property from the Sheldon Swope Art Museum, Inc, Christie's, New York, 21 March 1997, lot 29. Also see Dr. K. Berling, Meissen China, An Illustrated History, New York, 1972, p. 91, fig. 229.