24 October 2006
A PAIR OF ORMOLU-MOUNTED SEVRES STYLE COBALT BLUE-GROUND VASES AND COVERS
LATE 19TH CENTURY, SPURIOUS BLUE INTERLACED L'S MARKS, SIGNED C. LABARRE AND C. LABARRE S.
Each of shield shape, the high domed cover and waisted neck enriched in gilt and platinum with fully blooming lilies and lily-of-the-valley suspending swags of fruiting grapevine within shaped surrounds, flanked by upright acanthus and scroll handles wrapped in berried vine and with female-mask terminals issuing grapevine, finely painted with a maiden attended by putti within a gilt shield-shaped cartouche chased with further acanthus, the reverse with a landscape at sunset, a town in the distance, on a beaded collar, conforming socle, cast ribbon-tied wreath and square base suspending drapery and raised four elaborate toupie feet
27¾ in. (70.5 c.m) high (4)
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