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    Sale 5923

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    12 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 160

    A PAIR OF MINTON SEVRES-STYLE DARK-BLUE-GROUND VASES AND COVERS

    CIRCA 1860, ONE COVER WITH GREEN ERMINE MARK

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    A PAIR OF MINTON SEVRES-STYLE DARK-BLUE-GROUND VASES AND COVERS
    CIRCA 1860, ONE COVER WITH GREEN ERMINE MARK
    Shape number 774, applied with twin scroll and gilt laurel wreath handles, the cover with artichoke finial, the oviform bodies reserved to each side with oval panels, depicting idyllic country scenes opposing trophies of music, theatre and agriculture, the tooled gilt cartouches 'jewelled' in red and white
    15¾ in. (40 cm.) high (2)


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    This elegant form is based on a Sèvres 'Vase Paris'.

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