21 October 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 16,875
Estimate USD 18,000 - USD 22,000
A PAIR OF ORMOLU-MOUNTED SEVRES (THIRD REPUBLIC) FAUX LAPIS GROUND VASES (VASES FORME OEUF)
DATED 1872-1875, GREEN LOZENGE KILN MARKS FOR 1872 AND 1873, IRON-RED DORE MARKS FOR 1873 AND 1875, RESPECTIVELY, BOTH INCISED D-72-11
Each of baluster form, the shoulders set with upright acanthus scroll handles with female-mask terminals, the mottled blue ground enriched with gilt lines and powdered gilt in imitation of lapis lazuli, on a conforming socle
27¾ in. (70.5 cm.) high (2)
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For a pair of the same form see Brigitte Ducrot, Porcelaines et Terres de Sèvres, Musée du Château de Compièine, Paris, 1993, p. 296, cat no. 226.
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