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    Sale 7816

    Le Grand Goût - A Private European Collection

    17 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 147

    A PAIR OF MONUMENTAL ORMOLU-MOUNTED SEVRES (SECOND EMPIRE) TURQUOISE AND DOVE-GREY GROUND VASES ('VASE OEUF')

    DATED SEPTEMBER 1860-1862, IRON-RED CROWNED 'N' MARK FOR 1862 AND INCISED L 60-9, SIGNED L. PALLANDRE

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    A PAIR OF MONUMENTAL ORMOLU-MOUNTED SEVRES (SECOND EMPIRE) TURQUOISE AND DOVE-GREY GROUND VASES ('VASE OEUF')
    DATED SEPTEMBER 1860-1862, IRON-RED CROWNED 'N' MARK FOR 1862 AND INCISED L 60-9, SIGNED L. PALLANDRE
    Each of ovoid form with waisted neck flanked by scrolled handles with Venus figural clasps, finely painted all-over with flowers, butterflies and nets, on a spreading socle and square canted base
    43 in. (109 cm.) high (2)


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    See Christie's, New York, 11 April 2007, lot 247 for a smaller and later pair of Sèvres 'crystalline' ground vases of identical shape and with the same figure-mounted handles.

    Henri Léon Pallandre is recorded at Sèvres as a painter of flowers (1853 - 1870).

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