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    Sale 2034

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

    21 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 102

    A PAIR OF SEVRES (LOUIS PHILIPPE) ORMOLU-MOUNTED GREEN-GROUND VASES (VASES 'LANCEL')

    CIRCA 1841-1844, BLUE CROWNED LP MONOGRAM MARK FOR (18)44 AND INCISED AL FOR THE MOLDER AND REPAIRER JEAN-BAPTISTE ALLARD

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF SEVRES (LOUIS PHILIPPE) ORMOLU-MOUNTED GREEN-GROUND VASES (VASES 'LANCEL')
    Circa 1841-1844, blue crowned LP monogram mark for (18)44 and incised Al for the molder and repairer Jean-Baptiste Allard
    Oviform, the trumpet neck and mouth flanked by upright scroll lotus blossom handles, the mouth decorated in platinum and gilt with faux gadroons, above a band of faux oval cabochon rubies set into gilt lozenge-shape bezels alternating with clusters of faux pearls, a chain-link band above and below, the shoulder set with further cabochons on gilt lappets, above six tight bouquet medallions reserved within platinum beads on a gilt scroll cartouche, supported on a foliate scroll stem, and alternating with stylized gilt palm trees, linked by 'jeweled' pendant chain, the lower portion with faux gems set on stiff-leaf tips below a 'jeweled' band, the foot enriched with platinum and gilt anthemion, on a polished gilt bronze square base
    13 1/8 in. (33.5 cm.) high (2)


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    The present vases, described as "fond vert six cartels de fleurs dans un fond brun décor or et platine" (green ground, with six cartouches of flowers on a brown ground and with gilt and platinum decoration), are noted as entering the factory's saleroom on 19 November 1844 (Registre Vv 4, folio 32, no 3) and as selling to a Mr. Lenox in January 1851 (Registre Vz7, folio 149 verso).

    Provenance

    M. Lenox, January 1851.