20 October 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 15,625
Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000
A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED SANG DE BOEUF GROUND PORCELAIN VASES
LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
Each dual-handled baluster vase with scrolled foliate cast rim centred on the front and reverse with a Bacchic mask, on a pierced foliate foot, the wood support on the underside of each inscribed MGM/XX3763
28 in. (71 cm.) high (2)
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Interestingly, the present pair of vases was acquired by MGM Studios in California to decorate the set of the 1938 film Marie Antoinette. The pair reappeared in the Cary Grant film Crisis in 1950 prior to their acquisition at public auction by the current owner in 1970.
David Weisz Co., The Countless Treasures acquired from Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM), 3 May 1970, lot 298.
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