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THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

A pair of Louis XV ormolu-mounted Chinese export porcelain cafe-au-lait-ground famille-rose vases and covers

circa 1740, stamped with the C Couronné poinçon

Estimate
200,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 194,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT
202

THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

A pair of Louis XV ormolu-mounted Chinese export porcelain cafe-au-lait-ground famille-rose vases and covers

circa 1740, stamped with the C Couronné poinçon

Estimate
200,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 194,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important French Furniture, Ceramics and Carpets including Property from the Estate of Mrs. Robert Lehman

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A pair of Louis XV ormolu-mounted Chinese export porcelain cafe-au-lait-ground famille-rose vases and covers

circa 1740, stamped with the C Couronné poinçon

The 'C Couronné poinçon', (Crowned C) was a tax mark struck on any alloy incorporating copper, produced or offered for re-sale between March 1745 and February 1749.
height 11 3/4 in.; width 13 1/2 in.
30 cm; 34.5 cm
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Catalogue Note

An almost identical pair of vases from the Riahi collection is illustrated, Quelques chefs-d'oeuvre de La Collection Djahanguir Riahi, Paris, 1999, pp.80-81. The dragon-form handles are rare. One recorded example incorporates Meissen porcelain painted in the oriental taste (illustrated, Wannenes, Les Bronzes Ornementaux et Les Objets Montés de Louis XIV à Napoléon III, Milan, 2004, p.92); it is also fitted with identical ormolu rockwork borders around the neck and with an identical foot, clearly deriving from the same bronzier. Another form of handle found during this period is equally exotic, consisting of addorsed mermaids as seen on a pair of covered vases formerly in the Keck collection, sold, Sotheby's, New York, December 5-6, 1991, lot 10. The Keck vases again have identical berried leafy finials. It is possible that the dragon handles and the mermaid handles mark the transition from the strapwork mounts traditionally found on mounted porcelain of the late Louis XIV and Régence period, to the flamboyant and fanciful mounts of the rococo period.

Important French Furniture, Ceramics and Carpets including Property from the Estate of Mrs. Robert Lehman

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New York