25 October 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 2,750
Estimate USD 800 - USD 1,200
TWO MEISSEN SCENT-BOTTLES
LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS, THE FIRST INCISED 2472
The first a double-scent bottle, modelled as a monk concealing a woman in a bundle of wheat on his back, a basket of eggs on one arm, a goose in his hand; the second as a hunter making advances on a shepherdess, attended by a dog and a lamb
3 in. (7.5 cm.) high (2)
New York +1 212 636 2000
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See an anonymous sale, Christie's, New York, 26 and 27 January 2000, lot 248 for a similar example of the double-scent bottle. This group is sometimes referred to as the 'Provender of the Monastery'.
This lot is offered without reserve.No sales tax is due on the purchase price of this lot if it is picked up or delivered in the State of New York.
This small painting by Theodore Rousseau was not only groundbreaking, it also boasts a fascinating provenance