21 October 2005
PROPERTY FROM THE VALENTINE COLLECTION
A VINCENNES FLOWER-MOULDED SHAPED OVAL DISH (COMPOTIER OVALE A FLEURS DE RELIEF)
Blue interlaced L's enclosing date letter C for 1755-1756, unidentified painter's mark
The central bouquet within a moulded wreath of flowers, the border with similar flowers on the concave panels alternate with moulded strays of similar flowers
11 in. (27.9 cm.) long
with John Whitehead, London.
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The mark is that of an unidentified flower painter active 1753-1757.
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