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    Sale 2130

    Chinese Export Porcelain

    21 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 83

    AN UNUSUAL PAIR OF WINE COOLERS

    CIRCA 1780

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    AN UNUSUAL PAIR OF WINE COOLERS
    CIRCA 1780
    Of rococo form after European faience, the scalloped, fluted rims edged in interlaced narrow borders above clusters of spring flowers, molded rocaillerie below washed in peach and gilt and rising to iron-red and gilt outscrolled handles
    11 1/8 in. (28.3 cm.) wide across handles (2)


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    These coolers reflect an interesting and successful mix of the rococo forms first fashionable in the 1770s and the new neoclassical style that took hold in the following decade.