London, South Kensington
15 September 2009
A PAIR OF VIENNA-STYLE GREEN-GROUND VASES
EARLY 20TH CENTURY, PSEUDO SHIELD MARKS
With two upright griffin handles, each painted with a reclining scantily-clad maiden and attendants to one side, and four female figures in a garden to the other, the neck gilt with ribbon-tied swags, the lower part and socle moulded in low relief with gilt acanthus leaves, on pedestal base
33½ in. (80 cm.) high overall (2)
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