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    Sale 1983

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

    9 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 282

    A PAIR OF COPELAND 'JEWELED' APPLE-GREEN GROUND VASES AND COVERS

    CIRCA 1904, GREEN UPPERCASE AND GILT SCRIPT MARKS, GILDER'S N MARKS, THRICE SIGNED S.(AMUEL) ALCOCK

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF COPELAND 'JEWELED' APPLE-GREEN GROUND VASES AND COVERS
    CIRCA 1904, GREEN UPPERCASE AND GILT SCRIPT MARKS, GILDER'S N MARKS, THRICE SIGNED S.(AMUEL) ALCOCK
    Each of baluster form, the finial formed as a gilt putto holding a tambourine aloft, painted with either a family resting or a family collecting faggots within gilt oval surrounds tooled with anthemion and egg-and-dart, the reverse with two figures either on horseback or next to a boat at the shore's edge, flanked by upright scroll handles with maiden-mask terminals, the cover, neck and socle enriched with elaborate gilt patterns and white 'jewels'
    18½ in. (47 cm.) high (4)


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    Samuel Alcock was a painter of great skill, active from 1882 until the 1900's. He received high praise at the Paris Exhibition of 1889. Painting ladies of fashion, he was known to have made his daughters pose for him. Also known for his difficult and superior temperament, Alcock would only sign pieces he considered to be of the highest quality.

    See Christie's, New York 20 & 21 April 2005, lot 116 for a smaller pair by Alcock.