25 October 2005
A SEVRES WHITE-GROUND VASE, 'VASE CORDELIER 3E GRANDEUR'
DATED 1849, IRON-RED REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAIS MARK S.49
Of shield-shape, the tall flaring neck enriched with entwined gilt ribbons, the underside polychrome shaded, the body finely painted front and back with rich ribbon-tied garlands including lilacs, peonies, daffodils, stock, convolvulus, sweet william and other garden flowers, flanked by ormolu Bacchic satyr-mask handles suspending pendant bouquets and boughs of berried vine, the socle enriched with linked flowerheads above stiff-leaf tips
27¾ in. (70.5 cm.) high
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See Brigitte Ducrot, Porcelaines et terres de Sèvres, musée national du château de Compiègne, Paris, 1993, nos. 25, 29 and 187 for similar examples of this form, two of which are painted with flower festoons.
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