11 April 2007
A BERLIN IRIDESCENT-BURGUNDY GROUND SNAKE-HANDLED VASE, 'BIEN ETRE.'
LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, BLUE SCEPTRE MARK AND DECORATOR'S BEEHIVE, IRON-RED NO. 4485, VARIOUS IMPRESSED CYPHERS
IN THE VIENNA STYLE, FINELY PAINTED WITH AN ALLURING LONG HAIRED BEAUTY STANDING IN A GARDEN IN SILK ROBES, THE SHOULDER ENRICHED WITH RAISED GILT TRELLIS AND FOLIATE SCROLLS, FLANKED BY LOTUS BLOSSOM SCROLL HANDLES ENTWINED WITH SNAKES, BENEATH A FLARING RIM, ON A CONFORMING SOCLE, THE CIRCULAR BASE RAISED ON PAW FEET
20¼ IN. (54 CM.) HIGH
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