21 October 2005
PROPERTY OF THE LATE SIR ARTHUR GILBERT TO BE SOLD FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE GILBERT COLLECTION AT SOMERSET HOUSE
(LOTS 330 - 335)
A PAIR OF ORMOLU AND ROSE QUARTZ VASES
19TH 20TH CENTURY
Each with pierced domed lid with foliate cap and acorn finial above the shaped body with stiff-leaf rim and spirally twisting handles above a pierced fluted cap, the waisted foot on a square socle with paw feet and on a further base with foliate and banded panels on bun feet, one handle with restored break
12 in. (30 cm.) high (2)
with Partridge, London, purchased in 1970.
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