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    Sale 2034

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

    21 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 61

    A PAIR OF FRENCH PALISSY STYLE TROMPE L'OEIL VASES

    CIRCA 1870-1880, SCHOOL OF PARIS, POSSIBLY VICTOR BARBIZET

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    A PAIR OF FRENCH PALISSY STYLE TROMPE L'OEIL VASES
    CIRCA 1870-1880, SCHOOL OF PARIS, POSSIBLY VICTOR BARBIZET
    Each of bottle form, the rim molded as spilling water, the knopped neck applied with two coiled snakes hissing at opposing open-mouthed alligator handles flanking the shoulder, applied front and back with two large fronds and an insect, on a spreading foot applied with two small frogs
    21½ in. (54.6 cm.) high (4)


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    See Marshall Katz and Robert Lehr, Palissy Ware, London, 1996, p. p. 145, fig. 188 for a similar pair. Also compare Grotesquerie: Form, Fantasy and Function in 19th Century European Ceramics, The Collection of Brooke Hayward Duchin, The New Orleans Museum of Art, 1997, p. 28, cat no. 12, for a garniture vase in the Rustic style thought to probably be by Victor Barbizet.

    Saleroom Notice

    This lot will be offered without reserve.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE NEW YORK COLLECTION