25 April 2001,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 646
GBP 500 - GBP 800
A pair of Sevres porcelain and gilt metal mounted urns, late 19th century
The domed covers with pineapple finials above openwork collars with lobed aprons, the bulbous bodies painted with figural and landscape scenes and with gilt heightened borders, with twin gargoyle handles at the corners, on waisted, fluted socles on square bases with arched re-entrant corners -- 10¾in. (27.3cm.) high (2)
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Please note that these urns are signed H.Poitevin.
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