23 November 2010
A VIENNA STYLE PORCELAIN PINK AND BURGUNDY GROUND LARGE DOUBLE PORTRAIT VASE, 'MÄRCHEN' AND 'MARGUERITEN'
LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, BLUE BEEHIVE MARK
In the neo-rococo taste, of elongated oviform with undulating rim, the shoulder flanked by scroll handles, one side painted after Graef with a scene from a fairy tale depicting a nude nymph holding a serpent's skin at the edge of a pond, the other side with a beauty in diaphanous drapery picking daisies with two putti, on a seeded trellis ground, raised on six prunt feet
19½ in. (49.5 cm.) high
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