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    Sale 2250

    The Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Greenfield Collection of Porcelain, Russian Enamels and 19th Century Decorative Art

    20 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 35

    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.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    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'.