• The Collection of a Lady - Mag auction at Christies

    Sale 7827

    The Collection of a Lady - Magnificent French Furniture, Savonnerie, Sèvres Porcelain, Silver and Chinese Works of Art

    10 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 511

    A PAIR OF GILT-METAL-MOUNTED PORCELAIN PINK-GROUND SMALL VASES (VASES A OREILLES)

    THE PORCELAIN PERHAPS SEVRES CIRCA 1755-60, THE GROUND COLOUR, GILDING AND GILT-METAL SOCLES EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF GILT-METAL-MOUNTED PORCELAIN PINK-GROUND SMALL VASES (VASES A OREILLES)
    THE PORCELAIN PERHAPS SEVRES CIRCA 1755-60, THE GROUND COLOUR, GILDING AND GILT-METAL SOCLES EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    Painted with sprays of fruit, nuts and flowers within quatrefoil cartouches gilt with scrolls and issuing flowers, the stems cast with bands of stiff-leaves above ribbon-tied reeds on square-section bases, each with small crack to rim
    6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm.) high (2)


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    The popularity of 'Rose Pompadour' in the 19th century, especially amongst English collectors, led to the embelishment of many pieces of Sèvres porcelain with the addition of more popular ground colours, more elaborate decoration and luxurious ormolu mounts. Probably the best known of the London dealers in objects from the Ancien Régime was Edward Holmes Baldock (1777-1846).

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    Provenance

    The Hon. Jack Michelham, sold Sotheby's London, 8 November 1966, lot 22 (to The Antique Porcelain Company).
    Acquired from The Antique Porcelain Company, New York, 21 November 1966.