21 January 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 8,750
Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000
AN UNUSUAL PAIR OF WINE COOLERS
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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