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    Sale 1983

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

    9 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 329

    A PARIS PLATINUM-GROUND CLOISONNE-STYLE VASE

    CIRCA 1880, GREEN PRINTED L. & CIE, IRON-RED RETAILER'S MARK FOR BAILEY, BANKS & BIDDLE, PHILADELPHIA, SIGNED N. VIVIEN.

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    A PARIS PLATINUM-GROUND CLOISONNE-STYLE VASE
    CIRCA 1880, GREEN PRINTED L. & CIE, IRON-RED RETAILER'S MARK FOR BAILEY, BANKS & BIDDLE, PHILADELPHIA, SIGNED N. VIVIEN.
    In the Japonisme taste, of inverted-pear shape, finely enameled with an exotic bird in flight stalking a nearby butterfly amongst passion flower vines, the reverse with a similar hanging vine, the gilt rim, shoulder and spreading foot enriched with black tracery
    10 in. (25.4 cm.) high


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    N. Vivien is recorded as a meticulous painter of birds often in association with platinum grounds. His work was exhibited at the Paris Universelle Exposition of 1878.

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    This lot is offered without reserve.