26 November 2013
A VIENNA STYLE PORCELAIN RUBY-GROUND DOUBLE PORTRAIT VASE, 'CLEOPATRA' AND 'UNA GITANA'
LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, BLUE BEEHIVE MARK, TWICE SIGNED WAGNER
Finely painted after Asti with a bust-length portrait of 'Una Gitana', the obverse finely with a portrait of an opera singer in the guise of 'Cleopatra', the sides gilt with foliate scrollwork
16½ in. (41.9 cm.) high
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Angelo Asti, French (1847-1903).
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