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    Sale 2034

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

    21 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 98

    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

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    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.