9 April 2008
A PAIR OF ORMOLU-MOUNTED SEVRES STYLE COBALT-BLUE GROUND BALUSTER VASES AND COVERS
LATE 19TH CENTURY, SPURIOUS BLUE INTERLACED L'S MARKS, SIGNED BERTREN
Of baluster form, painted with an amourous couple either embracing or about to drink from a goblet, attended by two putti, within a gilt 'bead' and foliate scroll surround, the reverse with a landscape, flanked by two upright acanthus scroll handles with maiden mask terminals, on a conforming socle, the canted square base cast with a beaded ring
28 in. (71.1 cm.) high (4)
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Compare Christie's, New York, 29 October 2002, lot 275 for another example signed by Bertren.
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