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Two Similar Meissen Porcelain Cobalt Blue Snake-handled Potpourri Urns

Auction:
2490
Lot:
371
Sold for:
$4,029$3,400

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2490
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
January 09, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Two Similar Meissen Porcelain Cobalt Blue Snake-handled Potpourri Urns, late 19th century, tapered ovoid, lids with wreath finials, pierced to circumference and molded with patera, with entwined snake-form handles, cobalt blue ground, one painted with roundels of classical scenes (a fleeing nymph verso, Venus and Cupid recto), the other with trefoils (a fisher-folk scene verso, floral bouquet recto), on trumpet foot with molded wreath border, on square base, ht. 11 in.
Estimate $1,500-2,000

both lids with restorations to wreaths, and small losses to the ribbons. one of the restorations with craqueling to surface.

Keywords

Book design, Cobalt, Drawing, Printing, Wreath

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