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    Sale 7816

    Le Grand Goût - A Private European Collection

    17 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 126

    A PAIR OF PARIS PLATINUM GROUND BALUSTER VASES AND COVERS

    CIRCA 1878, IRON-RED RETAILER'S INSCRIPTION J. E. CALDWELL & CO EXPOSITION UNIV'ELLE PARIS 1878, SIGNED NV

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF PARIS PLATINUM GROUND BALUSTER VASES AND COVERS
    CIRCA 1878, IRON-RED RETAILER'S INSCRIPTION J. E. CALDWELL & CO EXPOSITION UNIV'ELLE PARIS 1878, SIGNED NV
    Each domed lid with pomegranate finial above a waisted neck flanked by two laurel swags, above a body finely painted with exotic birds, cactus flowers and honeysuckle, on a cylindrical gilt-decorated socle and base with Greek-key lapel feet
    22¼ in. (56.5 cm.) high (2)


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    The 'NV' signature relates to N. Vivien who is recorded as a meticulous painter of birds often in association with platinum grounds. His work was exhibited at the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1878.

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 27 February 1998, lot 169.