9 April 2008
This lot is offered without a reserve
A PARIS PLATINUM-GROUND CLOISONNE-STYLE VASE
CIRCA 1880, GREEN PRINTED L. & CIE, IRON-RED RETAILER'S MARK FOR BAILEY, BANKS & BIDDLE, PHILADELPHIA, SIGNED N. VIVIEN.
In the Japonisme taste, of inverted-pear shape, finely enameled with an exotic bird in flight stalking a nearby butterfly amongst passion flower vines, the reverse with a similar hanging vine, the gilt rim, shoulder and spreading foot enriched with black tracery
10 in. (25.4 cm.) high
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N. Vivien is recorded as a meticulous painter of birds often in association with platinum grounds. His work was exhibited at the Paris Universelle Exposition of 1878.
This lot is offered without reserve.
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