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    Sale 1987

    Important European Furniture, Works of Art, Ceramics, Carpets, And Glass

    20 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 157

    A VINCENNES BLEU LAPIS POMMADE POT AND FOOTED MILK-JUG (POT A TOILETTE ET POT A LAIT 'A TROIS PIEDS', 1ERE GRANDEUR)

    CIRCA 1755, TRACES OF AN INTERLACED L'S MARK TO THE POT, INCISED AP TO ONE CREAM-JUG FOOT

    Price Realised  

    A VINCENNES BLEU LAPIS POMMADE POT AND FOOTED MILK-JUG (POT A TOILETTE ET POT A LAIT 'A TROIS PIEDS', 1ERE GRANDEUR)
    Circa 1755, traces of an interlaced L's mark to the pot, incised ap to one cream-jug foot
    The pot cylindrical, the baluster jug with three branch feet and handle, each painted in colors with birds in flight reserved on the mottled deep blue ground within a gilt rocaille cartouche, gilt dentil rims
    3 in. (7.7 cm.) high, the pommade pot; 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) high, the cream-jug (2)


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    See Antoinette Faÿ-Hallé and Tamara Préaud, Porcelaines de Vincennes, Les Origines de Sèvres, Exhibition Catalogue, Grand Palais, 14 October 1977-16 January 1978, p. 81, cat. nos. 80-81 for two similar pommade pots and their covers in the collection on Le musée des Arts décoratifs, Paris.

    Provenance

    Miss M. Pinder and Mr. J. Pinder; Christie's, London, 4 July 1977, lot 2 (the milk-jug).
    Mrs. John W. Cristner, Dallas, Texas; Christie's, New York, 30 November - 1 December 1979, lot 216 (the milk-jug) and 217 (the pommade pot).


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF LEO & DORIS HODROFF