17 May 2006
A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED POWDER BLUE CHINESE PORCELAIN VASES
LATE 19TH CENTURY
Of Louis XVI style, each with an acanthus-cast removeable lid with a pinecone finial turning to reveal a leaf-cast bobèche, on a gadrooned rim and acanthus-cast neck, flanked by handles of entwined serpents, the baluster-form vase on laurel leaf-cast plinth base
16¼ in. (41 cm.) high, 7¾ in. (19.5 cm.) wide, 5¼ in. (13.5 cm.) deep (2)
[by repute] The Duke de Clermont Tonnerre.
with Georges de Batz, New York.
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