21 November 2008
A VINCENNES SOFT PASTE FLOWER
As a pink carnation, on silk-wrapped wire stem
3½ in. (8.7 cm.) diameter
Prince Guy de Polignac (by tradition, fitted with other flowers into the sceau being offered as lot 172 in the present sale).
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PLEASE NOTE: The description in the printed catalogue should read A VINCENNES SOFT PASTE FLOWER, circa 1755. The silk-wrapped wire stem is the original 18th century mount.
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