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    Sale 7430

    A Highly Important Private Collection of Meissen and Continental Porcelain

    11 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 112

    A PAIR OF SAMSON GILT-METAL MOUNTED BOTTLE-VASES AND COVERS

    LATE 19TH CENTURY OR LATER, PSEUDO RED HUNTING-HORN MARKS

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    A PAIR OF SAMSON GILT-METAL MOUNTED BOTTLE-VASES AND COVERS
    LATE 19TH CENTURY OR LATER, PSEUDO RED HUNTING-HORN MARKS
    Of octagonal section, painted in the Kakiemon palette and enriched in gilding with flowering shrubs, the slender necks with gilt-edged panels of interlocking flowerheads, scrolls and husks, the domed octagonal covers with gilt knop finials, on octagonal ribbon-tied reeded mounts (slight wear to both, chipping to rim and flange of one cover, slight chip to other, one neck with restuck section and small filled losses)
    8 3/8 in. (21.4 cm.) and 8 5/16 in. (21.1 cm.) high (2)


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    Cf. Florence Slitine, Samson génie de l'imitation (Paris, 2002), p. 123 for related vases.

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