24 April 2002
A PAIR OF SÈVRES STYLE PORCELAIN PINK-GROUND BALUSTER VASES AND COVERS
Mid 19th century, spurious blue interlaced L's marks to covers and bases, incised C4n2, signed Simon.
Each with waisted cover and berried finial, above a gadrooned shoulder, finely painted with an oval mythological view of a maiden attended by putti, within a foliate gilt surround surmounted by a moulded crescent and female mask, a bearded horned mask suspending gilt berried laurel below, the reverse with a wooded landscape, on a beaded and spiral fluted socle
12½in. (31.8cm.) high (2)
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See anon. sale, Christie's, New York, 24 April 2001, lot 30 for a turquoise-ground example of this model.
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