19 November 1996
A FRENCH SILVER DEEP DISH, A PAIR OF SILVER SUGAR-CASTERS AND A SILVER COVERED VEGETABLE-DISH
The dish, maker's mark of odiot, Paris, circa 1850; the casters, maker's mark of cardeilhac, Paris, circa 1900; the vegetable-dish, maker's mark of lapeyre, Paris, circa 1990
Circular with moulded border; the baluster-shaped casters on reed-and-tie bases with partly fluted foliate bodies and pomegranate finials; the circular vegetable dish on spreading base, the body chased with a stylised foliage band, with two scrolls and shell handles, the domed cover similarly chased and with foliage finial, the cover engraved PT, all fully marked
the deep dish 29.8 cm. (11¾ in.) diam.
the casters: 20 cm. (7 7/8 in.) high
the vegetable dish; 22 cm. (8¾ in.) diam.
2,478 gr. (78 oz.)
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Chinese Works of Art specialist Olivia Hamilton reckons this pair of superb sculptures — around 1,300 years old — are ‘the finest I've seen come up for sale‘