26 January 2007
THE PROPERTY OF A LADY
A PAIR OF VIENNA WHITE AND GILT PORCELAIN ICE PAILS, NOW CONVERTED AS LAMPS
CIRCA 1820, WITH AN UNDERGLAZE BLUE SHIELD MARK
Each of urn form with handles, on a spreading base with tapering block feet, complete with ice liner and cover, with poppy red silk shade, the cover fitted as a mount and the element removable, the base of one ice pail inscribed '29.Z.' and the other ice pail with '29.L.' and a blue banded shield stamped on the base, each pail with a printed depository label 'GALERIE DU LAC - VEVEY' and written in pen '5001 - DETAIL DEUX RAFFRAI - CHISSOIRS SUR SULLE A PAIRE 6000'
19½ in. (49 cm.) high without lamp fitment, 31½ in. (80 cm.) high with lamp fitment (2)
Puchased from Galerie du Lac, Vevey, and supplied by Chester Jones for the Dining-Room at Culham Court, circa 1999.
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