22 March 2001
A pair of French ormolu-mounted parcel-gilt blue-ground porcelain vases and covers
Each domed lid surmounted by a pair of doves, the inside with overglazed arrows and letters C D, above a waisted neck, the bulbous body centred to the front by a cartouche depicting a scène galante, signed Poitevin, one entitled La promenade à Versailles, the other Le Printemps, the back with a château in a landscape, flanked to each side by a foliate and harp handle surmounted by a seated putto holding tassels, on a circular spreading socle, on a shaped square base with foliage and tassels, centred to each side by a foliate cartouche with the French Royal coat-of-arms
56 in. (142 cm.) high (2)
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A very similar pair of vases was sold in these rooms, 26 October 2000, lot 282 (GBP80,750).
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