6 December 2007
A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED PORCELAIN AND CHINESE LACQUER ENCRIER
MID-19TH CENTURY, THE LACQUER 18TH CENTURY
The cartouche-shaped tray decorated with foliate sprays and surmounted by a foliate branch issuing two leaf-wrapped nozzles and three powder-blue containers bejewelled with floral trails and bands of pearls, each with a similarly decorated arched lid with a foliate-cast finial and mounted with foliate clasps, the rockwork and foliate-cast edge above pierced scrollwork feet
11¾ in. (30 cm.) high; 16 in. (41 cm.) wide; 12 in. (31 cm.) deep
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