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    Sale 5923

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    12 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 432

    AN EMPIRE SARGUEMINES POLISHED BROWN STONEWARE VASE

    EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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    AN EMPIRE SARGUEMINES POLISHED BROWN STONEWARE VASE
    EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    Of campana form with later gilt-bronze star mounts
    26 in. (66 cm.) high; 20¾ in. (52.7 cm.) diameter


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    The manufacture formed by the partnership between Joseph Fabri and François-Paul Urtzschneider started producing ceramics in 1792 at Sarreguemines, a mills town in the Moselle. In the early 19th Century they invented a specific composition with which, once it was polished, they were able to simulate porphyry, jasper and other precious stones. In the 1809 Exposition des Produits de l'Industrie, they were awarded a gold medal for their vases in imitation of these stones.

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    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage


    Provenance

    Sotheby's, London, Mallett at Bourdon House, 9 March 2007, lot 504.