11 April 2007
A SEVRES STYLE ORMOLU-MOUNTED IVORY-GROUND VASE AND COVER
LATE 19TH CENTURY, SIGNED M. DEMONCEAUX
OF BALUSTER FORM, THE WAISTED STOP-FLUTED NECK BETWEEN GILT BANDS ENRICHED IN BLACK TRACERY WITH EITHER STIFF-LEAF TIPS OR BERRIED VINE, FINELY PAINTED WITH A MAIDEN RECLINING AMONG ROSEBRIAR AND OTHER LEAVES AND GRASSES, SUPPORTED BY A PUTTO, FLANKED BY GILT-UPRIGHT ACANTHUS SCROLL HANDLES SUSPENDING RINGS, THE STRAPWORK TERMINALS MADE OF PORCELAIN AND FEATURING GILT TURQUOISE BEADS, THE REVERSE WITH CUPID PLAYING WITH AN ARROW AND STANDING AMONGST LILIES, HIS QUIVER AT HIS SIDE, ON A CONFORMING SOCLE AND BEADED-RING CAST CANTED SQUARE BASE
33½ IN. (85.1 CM.) HIGH (2)
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FOR OTHER SèVRES STYLE EXAMPLES PAINTED BY DEMONCEAUX, SEE ANON. SALES CHRISTIE'S, MELBOURNE, 16 APRIL 2002, LOT 33 AND CHRISTIE'S, NEW YORK, 28 APRIL 1999, LOT 84.
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