A PARIS (NAST) NAVETTE-SHAPED BASIN

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A PARIS (NAST) NAVETTE-SHAPED BASIN
Circa 1790

Of slightly flared form, the centre painted with a scantily draped nymph holding a mask emblematic of drama and a staff entwined with vine, within a gilt oval cartouche above tied berried laurel, within a border of richly gilt scrolling foliage, urns, crossed arrows and paterae suspending swags of flowers, the exterior with two gilt oval medallions of an upturned ewer and a basket of flowers before a caryatid and upturned brazier and a harp before a further caryatid beneath drapery, the border richly gilt with swags of drapery, pendant tassels and foliage between gilt line rims, brown stencilled mark
14in. (35.5cm.) wide
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