• Christie's Interiors - Style & auction at Christies

    Sale 5925

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    17 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 339

    A PAIR OF PARIS PORCELAIN ORMOLU-MOUNTED OVIFORM VASES

    CIRCA 1780-85, PROBABLY CLIGNANCOURT

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF PARIS PORCELAIN ORMOLU-MOUNTED OVIFORM VASES
    CIRCA 1780-85, PROBABLY CLIGNANCOURT
    Each painted with couples walking in wooded river landscapes within an oval cartouche gilt with berried stiff-leaves, the reverse with a bouquet of garden flowers within a similar cartouche, divided by luxuriant loose bouquets at the sides, below gilt-metal galleries pierced with a band of ovolos, on square plinth feet
    12¾ in. (32.3 cm.) high overall (2)


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    The present vases bear striking similarities to the painting and gilding of pieces marked or confidently attributed to the Clignancourt factory. The factory was based in Montmartre under the protection of the comte de Provence (later Louis XVIII). The Viennese enameller, Georg Lamprecht worked at the factory from 1783 before moving to Sèvres in 1784. Stylistically his work is very similar.

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