21 April 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 3,750
Estimate USD 2,500 - USD 3,500
TWO MINTON PORCELAIN TROMPE L'OEIL SCROLL-FOOTED 'SPECTACLE' DISHES FILLED WITH PEA PODS
Each as a dish filled with fresh spring peas, some pods open to reveal the peas within, the scroll feet enriched in green and gilt
8 in. (20.3 cm.) diameter (2)
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See G. Godden, Minton Pottery and Porcelain of the First Period, London, 1968, no. 76 for a similar dish.
With Philip Suvall, New York.
The Collection of Bernice Chrysler Garbisch; Sotheby Parke-Bernet, New York, 17 May 1980, lot 85.
Exuberant Italian jewellery design from the 1960s, when Rome became a playground for the rich and famous, is back in high fashion
Carlo Scarpa took the traditions of Venetian glassblowing and created some of the 20th century’s most innovative designs
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Including the world’s largest pair of pear-shaped, D Flawless diamonds — and a Fancy Vivid pink diamond ring