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A LARGE SAFAVID-STYLE POTTERY BOTTLE
A LARGE SAFAVID-STYLE POTTERY BOTTLE

FRANCE, 19TH CENTURY

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A LARGE SAFAVID-STYLE POTTERY BOTTLE
FRANCE, 19TH CENTURY
The drop-shaped body rising from a splayed circular foot to a slightly tapering ringed neck, flattened on either side, painted in blue and red on white ground, the front and back with a red floral spray within a large drop-shaped medallion, the sides with cusped palmettes containing scrolling vine, the neck with vertical bands of floral vine interspersed with cusped medallions, the rim with a band of groups of three vertical lines, the base with old gallery label reading "Au Vase Etrusque, 20 Blvd. Malesherbes, PARIS" and with inventory number 260 6 (?) 0 an 438
13 5/8in. (34.5cm.) high

Lot Essay

The Parisian gallery “Au Vase Etrusque”, dealing in luxury porcelain, was managed by Louis Damon who also dealt in glass works in close co-operation with Auguste and Antonin Daum in Nancy. Damon exhibited his works during the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1900 where he was awarded for his works (Cappa, G. Le Genie Verrrier de l’Europe, Mardaga, Sprimont 2008, pp. 210 - 211)

This bottle is copied from Safavid vessels produced in Kirman during the 17th century. For another piece inspired by Safavid pottery, see lot 443 in this sale.

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