• 500 Years Decorative Arts Euro auction at Christies

    Sale 2305

    500 Years Decorative Arts Europe Including Oriental Carpets

    20 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 121

    A PAIR OF COALPORT PINK-GROUND VASES AND COVERS

    CIRCA 1860-70, GILT AMPERSAND MARK

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF COALPORT PINK-GROUND VASES AND COVERS
    CIRCA 1860-70, GILT AMPERSAND MARK
    Each of tripartite shield shape, molded with three tapering pilasters enclosing panels painted in the style of William Cook, two of a cluster of flowers in the French style and one of birds perched among leafy branches, the conforming socle raised on bracket feet
    17¼ in. (43.7 cm.) high (4)


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    For similarly painted birds and flowers, see Michael Messenger, Coalport 1795-1926, Suffolk, 1995, pp. 226, 233 and 256. Also see p. 35 for a pink-ground vase of the same shape exhibited at the 1871 South Kensington International Exhibition. Another pair of this form painted by Randall was sold Christie's, New York, 26 October 2004, lot 70.