13 November 2003
A PAIR OF NORTH EUROPEAN GILT-LEAD MOUNTED AND GREEN-JAPANNED CACHE POTS
18th first half 19th century, possibly Dutch
Each with circular tapering body decorated with chinoiserie water landscapes with fishermen, the sides with bearded mask handles, on a moulded foot, with later zinc liners, restorations to the bases, refreshments to the decoration
8½ in. (22 cm.) high; 9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) wide; 7¾ in. (19.5 cm.) deep (2)
With Etienne Levy, Paris
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A closely related pair of cachepots was sold anonymously, Sotheby's London, 5 July 1985, lot 62 (£ 8,250) and a further pair was sold from the Ernest and Rosemarie Kanzler Foundation, Sotheby's New York, April 2002, lot 428 ($50,787; £ 34,536).
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Please note the mounts are gilt bronze and not lead as stated in the catalogue.
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