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    Sale 11628

    THE OPULENT EYE:19TH CENTURY FURNITURE, SCULPTURE, WORKS OF ART, CERAMIC & CARPETS

    19 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 12

    A PAIR OF ORMOLU-MOUNTED SEVRES PORCELAIN (NAPOLEON III) IRON-RED GROUND VASES (VASES ‘POTICHE N0. 2’)

    DATED 1868-69, GREEN LOZENGE MARK S. 68, IRON-RED CROWNED N DECORE A SEVRES MARK 69 AND INCISED POTTER'S DG-68-6, SIGNED MERIGOT

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    A PAIR OF ORMOLU-MOUNTED SEVRES PORCELAIN (NAPOLEON III) IRON-RED GROUND VASES (VASES ‘POTICHE N0. 2’)
    DATED 1868-69, GREEN LOZENGE MARK S. 68, IRON-RED CROWNED N DECORE A SEVRES MARK 69 AND INCISED POTTER'S DG-68-6, SIGNED MERIGOT
    Each painted and enriched in gilt with either a strutting cockerel and hen or a male and female pheasant on rockwork below gilt enriched flowering branches, the foot enriched with a gilt key-pattern band, on an ormolu berried laurel wreath and canted base
    28 ¼ in. (71.5 cm.) high


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    The present pair of vases appear to be those that entered the factory saleroom described as 2 vases Potiche No 2 Chinoises fond brun filet dor oiseaux et feuillages. Merigot was paid 600 francs for the decoration, the largest component of the overall cost, listed at 865,30 francs when they entered the saleroom 31 January 1879. They sold 26 May 1875 to M. Rafard for 1150 francs each or 2300 for the pair [Vz13, folio 197].

    Maximilien Ferdinand Marigot is recorded as a painter at Sèvres 1844-1872 and again 1879-1892.

    Provenance

    M. Rafard, 26 May 1875.