31 March 2016
A LOUIS XV STYLE ORMOLU-MOUNTED SOUTHEAST ASIAN SCARLET AND GILT-LACQUER AND FRENCH AND MEISSEN PORCELAIN CENTERPIECE
THE MEISSEN PORCELAIN POSSIBLY SECOND HALF 18TH CENTURY, THE CENTRAL TRUNK AND ROCKWORK BASE TO JARDINERE PROBALY LOUIS XV, MID-18TH CENTURY AND REUSED
With tole stems of flowers above a hexagonal basin divided by garlands of flowers and bullrushes, above a tree trunk base and four porcelain swans, on a scrolling base
18 ½ in. (47 cm.) high, 10 ½ in. (27 cm.) wide, 8 in. (20.5 cm.) deep
Anonymous sale; Christie's, Geneva, 30 April 1975, lot 146.
Acquired from Partridge, New York, in 1976.
Eugenia Woodward Hitt Collection.
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