13 - 15 September 2011,
Price realised GBP 5,250
GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000
A ROYAL COPENHAGEN COMPOSITE BLUE AND WHITE IMMORTALE PATTERN PART TABLE-SERVICE
20TH CENTURY, UNDERGLAZE BLUE WAVE MARKS, PRINTED GREEN MARKS, PAINTED NUMERALS
Of reeded form, decorated with trailing leaves and flowerheads within pierced patterned blue-ground borders, comprising: a pair of six-light figural candelabra - 21¾ in. (55.4 cm.) high; a pair of globular jardinieres - 30 in. (33 cm.) diam.; four flared cylindrical bottle-coolers with snail moulded terminals - 6¾ in. (17.2 cm.) wide; a bombé formed oval shallow bowl - 15¼ in. (39.8 cm.) wide; three tazze on domed feet - 9 3/8 in. (23.5 cm.) high; a large circular dish - 16½ in. (42 cm.) diam.; a circular shallow bowl - 10 5/8 in. (27.7 cm.) diam.; four oval baskets - 11 5/8 in. (29.7 cm.) wide; two flared cylindrical baskets - 9 7/8 in. (22.7 cm.) wide; a pair of twin-light candelabra - 9½ in. (24 cm.) high; two trefoil leaf-shaped dishes with dragonfly handles - 9½ in. (24 cm.) wide; thirteen side-plates - 6¾ in. (14.6 cm.) diam.
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