21 October 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 2,000
Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
A SILVER-MOUNTED MEISSEN TEAL-GROUND PATE-SUR-PATE SCENT-BOTTLE AND STOPPER ADAPTED AS A EWER
LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK
Of double gourd form with mythic beast handle, the vase bisected by a beaded 'pearl' band, the lower-body finely painted and hand-tooled in white slip front and back with the bust of a classical maiden within a gilt scroll cartouche and further foliate scrollwork
4¾ in. (12 cm.) high (2)
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See Bernard Bumpus, Pâte-sur-Pâte, The Art of Ceramic Relief Decoration, 1849-1902, London, 1992, p. 182, fig. 136 for an image from the Meissen stock book circa 1900 illustrating the model.
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