20 October 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 5,000
Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000
A VIENNA STYLE IRIDESCENT-CELADON GROUND PORTRAIT VASE
Late 19th/20th century, blue beehive mark, remains of a gilt decorator's mark, iron-red 38686.
In the Art Nouveau taste, finely painted with a bust-length portrait of a beauty, a vine of purple flowers about her head and shoulder, against a field of gilt daisies and within a shaped gilt-beaded cartouche and further stalks of Queen Anne's Lace flowers, on a pierced wooden stand
15½ in. (39.3 cm.) high, the porcelain
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It is interesting to note that the present subject stands among the same flowers as the beauty in lot 36, entitled Gironflés, which translates to 'Wallflower'.