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    Sale 2034

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

    21 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 87

    A MONUMENTAL ORMOLU-MOUNTED SEVRES STYLE COBALT-BLUE GROUND VASE AND COVER

    LATE 19TH CENTURY, SPURIOUS BLUE INTERLACED L'S MARK, SIGNED MAXANT

    Price Realised  

    A MONUMENTAL ORMOLU-MOUNTED SEVRES STYLE COBALT-BLUE GROUND VASE AND COVER
    LATE 19TH CENTURY, SPURIOUS BLUE INTERLACED L'S MARK, SIGNED MAXANT
    Of baluster form, the domed cover with cone finial, above a waisted neck gilt with a musical trophy among foliate scrollwork, the body finely painted with a mythological view of Leda and the Swan, flanked by upright pistol handles molded with acanthus and suspending laurel wreath swags, the reverse with cloud-borne putti holding a burning torch, on a conforming socle and canted square base
    62 in. (157.5 cm.) high (2)


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    For a similar massive vase also signed by Maxant, see Christie's, London, 23 February 2006, lot 105.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATES OF MR. & MRS. WILLIAM D. GRAUE