26 October 2004
AN ORMOLU-MOUNTED SEVRES (REPUBLIQUE FRANCAIS) POWDERED-BLUE GROUND VASE, 'VASE DE MYCENE'
INCISED MONOGRAM AV PROBABLY FOR LOUIS-AIMABLE VILLION, (18)86 3, GREEN LOZENGE MARK S.(18)86, IRON-RED STENCILLED DECORE MARK FOR 18(89) AND BLUE PAINTED AS MONOGRAM
Of shield shape with waisted flaring neck, designed by A. Carrier-Belluese decorated in white and blue resist with ribbon-tied pendent bellflower garlands enclosing large leaves enriched in gilt, the flaring mounted foot with anthemion
19¼ in. (49 cm.) high
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See Tamara Préaud and Marcelle Brunet, Sèvres, des origines à nos jours, Paris, 1978, p. 302, fig. 417 for a similar example noting that A. Carrier-Belleuse designed this model in 1880.
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