27 June 2005
THE PROPERTY OF A LADY
A PAIR OF WARSAW (KAROL WOLFF) BROWN-GROUND VASES AND COVERS
CIRCA 1780-90, GILT W MARKS
Each gilt with Oriental figures holding halberds and bird-cages, among grasses flanked by large stems of bamboo and flowering shrubs, the necks with two flower-sprays, the covers with spreading sides gilt with further flower-sprays, the slightly domed tops with gilt cone finials (slight chipping to footrims, both with crack to neck from rim, one with associated minute loss at rim, covers each with rim chip and repaired sections)
17¾ in. (45.2 cm.) and 17 5/8 in. (44.9 cm.) high (2)
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For a vase gilt with meandering flowering branches in the Hetjens-Museum, Dusseldorf, see Adalbert Klein, Fayencen Europas (Brunswick, 1980), fig. 395.
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