20 May 2008
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF LEO & DORIS HODROFF
This lot is offered without a reserve
A VINCENNES WHITE POT-POURRI VASE AND A MEISSEN COVER
Pear-shape with stellate reticulation and applied with flowers and vines, on a rockwork base before a tree-stump, the hard-paste replacement cover likely German and of slightly later date
6¾ in. (17.2 cm.) high overall (2)
Mrs. John W. Cristner, Dallas, Texas; Christie's, New York, 30 November - 1 December 1979, lot 175.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
The cover is the same mold as those found on the Meissen flower-encrusted garniture of three vases and covers offered as lot 109 in the present sale.
This lot is offered without reserve.
Artists, patrons and critics have argued for centuries over the right way to frame a painting. Ultimately, it’s a matter of personal taste, says Andrew Graham-Dixon
Explore an extraordinary array of objects from antiquity to the 20th century to be offered during Classic Week in London from 3–12 July
Carlo Scarpa took the traditions of Venetian glassblowing and created some of the 20th century’s most innovative designs
Items from the personal collection of one of L.A.’s most admired antiques dealers are offered online from 7 February, and in New York on 13 February
The Belgian collector, antiques dealer and designer outlines what the art and objects in his library mean to him
The founder of the 1-54 art fair on giving African artists international visibility, growing up with an artist father, and building her own collection