17 June 2009,
Price realised GBP 5,250
GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI PARIS PORCELAIN CAISSES A FLEURS
CIRCA 1785, MONSIEUR COMTE DE PROVENCE FACTORY, CLIGNANCOURT, STENCILLED IRON-RED MARKS OF A CROWNED M TO ONE AND ENTWINED MONOGRAM LSX TO THE OTHER
Each with four later ball finials, the sides recessed with square panels painted with sprigs of flowers including cornflowers, roses and chrysanthemum among gilt trellis pattern, on square feet, cracked, restorations
9½ in. (24.1 cm.) high (2)
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A pair of caisses á fleurs of similar form but decorated with landscape scenes emblematic of the Seasons are in the Musée Ariana (Régine de Plinval de Guillebon, Faïence et Porcelaine de Paris XVIIIe-XIXe Siècles, Dijon, 1995, p. 133, pl. 106).
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium
Acquired from Mallett, London.
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