31 March 2008
A PAIR OF MEISSEN SMALL VASES
CIRCA 1745, ONE WITH INDISTINCT BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK
Of inverted baluster form with flared rims and spreading feet, with shell and wave moulding, the handles formed as grey dolphins with iron-red fins, painted with bouquets and scattered sprigs of garden flowers including iris, rose and tulip, gilt line rims (one restored, slight chipping to handles)
4 in. (10 cm.) high (2)
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