20 April 2007
A PAIR OF DERBY SCROLL-FOOTED SWEETMEAT DISHES
Each of lobed bombé form and raised on three scroll feet issuing from acanthus, painted with fancy birds in landscape vignettes and with loose bouquets in the style of Meissen deutsche Blumen, the interior with a flower spray
3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) diameter (2)
With James A. Lewis & Son, New York.
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