21 October 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 22,500
Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000
A PAIR OF SEVRES (SECOND EMPIRE) TURQUOISE-BLUE AND PLATINUM GROUND VASES
Dated 1856-58, green lozenge kiln S. 56 marks, iron-red crowned N dore marks for 58, incised DG-56-1 to both
Of Yen Yen form, each painted with three ogival panels of specimen orchid bouquets within an iron-red and gold surround, separated at the shoulder by foliate scroll devices and scattered butterflies in flight, the flaring mouth and foot enriched in platinum and gold with further scrollwork, a fretwork band and berried vine
24¼ in. (61.5 cm.) high (2)
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See Brigitte Ducrot, Porcelaines et Terres de Sèvres, Musée National du Château de Compèigne, Paris, 1993, p. 228 fig. 174 for a pair of vases painted with similar specimen bouquets.
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