12 - 13 July 2005
PROPERTY FROM THE VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ACQUISITIONS FUND
This lot is offered without a reserve
A SEVRES PORCELAIN LATER-DECORATED BLEU CELESTE TRIPLE SALT (SALIERE EN TROIS PARTIES),
THE PORCELAIN MID-18TH CENTURY, THE DECORATION 19TH CENTURY AND LIKELY ENGLISH,
formed as three baskets with conjoined gilt bail handles wrapped in white ribbon knotted at the top, each painted with a bird in a landscape vignette, gilt dentil rims
3 1/8in. (8cm.) high; 4 1/8in. (10.5cm.) wide
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This example possibly from the bleu céleste service presented in 1771 to the future Gustave III of Sweden.
This lot is offered without reserve.
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