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    Sale 12187

    Opulence

    10 October 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 7

    AN ORMOLU-MOUNTED LOUIS SOLON PORCELAIN PATE-SUR-PATE BLUE GROUND VASE, 'MARTEL EN TETE'

    CIRCA 1870, SIGNED AND DATED MILES 70

    Price Realised  

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    AN ORMOLU-MOUNTED LOUIS SOLON PORCELAIN PATE-SUR-PATE BLUE GROUND VASE, 'MARTEL EN TETE'
    CIRCA 1870, SIGNED AND DATED MILES 70
    Finely painted and hand-tooled in white slip with Love in the guise of Cupid using martel to enter the mind of a young woman
    17 ¾ in. (45.1 cm.) high


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    The archival records of 1869 document that Louis Solon was both actively employed at Sèvres and independently producing small pâte-sur-pâte vases and plaques. These early works are often signed Miles, an acronym created using his initials.