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    Sale 1987

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

    20 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 161

    A VINCENNES GILT WHITE POMMADE-POT, COVER AND STAND (POT A TOILETTE, SA COUVERCLE ET SOUCOUPE)

    CIRCA 1753, GILT INTERLACED L'S MARK ENCLOSING A DOT, INCISED CP TO BOWL

    Price Realised  

    A VINCENNES GILT WHITE POMMADE-POT, COVER AND STAND (POT A TOILETTE, SA COUVERCLE ET SOUCOUPE)
    Circa 1753, gilt interlaced L's mark enclosing a dot, incised cp to bowl
    With branch handles and finial, each piece gilt with three vignettes of water fowl in landscapes, gilt dentil rims
    3¼ in. (8.2 cm.) high overall, the pot and cover; 4 7/8 in. (12.3cm.) diameter, the stand (3)


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    See Tamara Préaud and Antoine d'Albis, La Porcelaine de Vincennes, Paris, 1991, p. 157, cat. no. 131 for another in the collection of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge identically marked and similarly decorated. A drawing of the model dated 19 February 1753 is retained in the Sèvres archives.

    Provenance

    The Elizabeth Parke Firestone Collection, Part I; Christie's, New York, 21 March 1991, lot 169.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF CANADIAN COLLECTORS