• 19th Century Furniture, Sculpt auction at Christies

    Sale 2210

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art & Ceramics

    20 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 187

    A PAIR OF PARIS GILT AND PLATINUM GROUND VASES

    CIRCA 1880

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF PARIS GILT AND PLATINUM GROUND VASES
    CIRCA 1880
    Oviform, each painted with exotic birds perched and in flight among flowering branches and cacti in resist on the platinum ground, the burnished gilt rims and fixed ring handles enhanced with black tracery
    11 7/8 in. (30.2 cm.) high (2)


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    See Christie's, New York, 10 September 1996, lot 159 and 12 March 1997, lot 83 for similar examples marked for the 1878 Paris Exposition Universelle. Also see Christie's, New York, 24 April 2003, lot 40 for a pair of the same form.