19 April 2001
A GEORGE II GILT-GESSO MIRROR*
The later bevelled rectangular plate with gadrooned inner slip and scrolling acanthus surround with outset corners set with scallop shells, the broken swan's neck pediment centered by an acanthus-wrapped strapwork cartouche with the three feathers of the Prince of Wales above, the sides set with volutes suspending garlands, the shaped bottom with central pierced shell clasp flanked by scrolling acanthus, the back inscribed in pencil Mr. Chase and with indecipherable 18th century ink inscription, regilt
50½in. (128.5cm.) high, 23½in. (59.5cm.) wide
With Stair and Company, New York.
With Valdemar Jacobsen, Cold Spring Harbor, New York.
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Specialist Joy McCall answers key questions for collectors of the glassmaker’s exquisite pieces. Illustrated with lots offered in the Lalique sale on 15 May
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