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    Sale 1987

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

    20 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 142

    TWO BERLIN LEAF-SHAPE DISHES

    CIRCA 1790, PALE-BLUE SCEPTRE MARKS, ONE INCISED I AND 14, THE OTHER INCISED 1

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    TWO BERLIN LEAF-SHAPE DISHES
    Circa 1790, pale-blue sceptre marks, one incised I and 14, the other incised 1
    Each basin naturalistically molded as two overlapping leaves, the veins picked out in puce, the serrated edges shaded from bright green to pale yellow, the stem as an integral handle
    7 3/8 in. (18.8 cm.) long overall1 (2)


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    The present leaf-shape dishes were produced at Berlin over a period of time and in graduated sizes, the size indicated by the incised numeral. The present dishes, both incised 1 are of the first or smallest size. See Christie's, South Kensington, 12 December 2002, lot 208 for similar graduated dishes, incised II (8½ in. wide) and incised III (10 in. wide).

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ACQUISITIONS FUND