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.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
A pair of white Paris porcelain vases with similar ormolu serpent mounts from the Collection of Comte Henri de Beaumont, was sold Christie's London, 1 December 2005, lot 134.
Artists, patrons and critics have argued for centuries over the right way to frame a painting. Ultimately, it’s a matter of personal taste, says Andrew Graham-Dixon
Explore an extraordinary array of objects from antiquity to the 20th century to be offered during Classic Week in London from 3–12 July
Carlo Scarpa took the traditions of Venetian glassblowing and created some of the 20th century’s most innovative designs
Items from the personal collection of one of L.A.’s most admired antiques dealers are offered online from 7 February, and in New York on 13 February
What leading art, technology and finance specialists said at the inaugural Art +Tech Summit at Christie’s in London
From Connecticut to Kent in southeast England, homes with links to such classic works as Desire under the Elms, Lord of the Flies and The Deep Blue Sea