26 October 2004
A PAIR OF ORMOLU-MOUNTED SEVRES (REPUBLIQUE FRANCAIS) PATE-SUR-PATE COBALT-BLUE GROUND VASES, 'VASE DE MYCENE'
INCISED MONOGRAM AV PROBABLY FOR LOUIS-AIMABLE VILLION, (18)93 6 PN, BLACK LOZENGE MARK S.(18)94, AND PARTIAL STENCILLED DECORE MARKS TO BOTH, THE MOUNTS WITH STAMPED NUMERALS
Each of shield shape with waisted flaring neck, designed by A. Carrier-Belluese, decorated in white and blue pâte-sur-pâte with pendent lambrequins flanked by husks and rosettes
22½ in. (57 cm.) high, overall (2)
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See the note to the preceding lot for an example of this form decorated in pâte-sur-pâte by Maximillien-Ferdinand Mérigot. Mérigot was celebrated as a painter of pâte-sur-pâte ornament and flowers at Sèvres 1845-72 and 1879-92.
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Specialist Furio Rinaldi admires this rediscovered work by the 16th-century Italian artist, which scholars had long presumed lost