TWO MENNECY (DUC DE VILLEROY) HANDLES

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TWO MENNECY (DUC DE VILLEROY) HANDLES
Circa 1735

The knife-handle painted in underglaze blue and turquoise and overglaze iron-red and yellow with a vase of luxuriant flowers and an Oriental holding a fan beneath a hut flanked by trees, the blade stamped A/LAVTRV beneath a crown; the fork-handle with an Oriental among pagodas and huts, with flowering shrubs and birds
about 4in. (10cm.) long (2)
Provenance
Henry C. & Martha Isaacson Collection, Armin B. Allen Exhibition, June 1989, no. 94 (part) for the knife
Ridpath Collection, sale Sotheby's, 19 February 1942, lot 164
Henry Nyburg, sale Sotheby's, 21 November 1966, lot 8 for the fork
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