21 October 2004,
Price realised USD 10,158
USD 5,000 - USD 7,000
A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED PORCELAIN POTPOURRI
THE ORMOLU BASE AND MEISSEN SUGAR BOWL 18TH CENTURY AND ASSEMBLED, THE MATCHED SWANS LATER
A central lidded bowl with molded prunus sprays with later bull-rush supports flanked by two swans on a rocaille base, the bowl with the crossed swords of Meissen and impressed 10 and marked in in '349'
10½ in. (26.5 cm.) high, 9 in. (23 cm.) wide, 5½ in. (14 cm.) deep
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