Lot 24
  • 24

AN IMPORTANT PAIR OF ROYAL PORTRAIT GOLD-GROUND PORCELAIN ARMORIAL VASES, THE PORCELAIN PARIS, THE DECORATION NAPLES, ATTRIBUTED TO RAFFAELE GIOVINE

Estimate
50,000 - 70,000 GBP
Sold
81,250 GBP
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Description

ovoid with winged caryatid handles surmounted by baskets of fruit and terminating in acanthus, painted with portraits of Francesco I of the Two Sicilies and Maria Isabella of Spain, surrounded by portraits of ten of their children, the central panels reserved with tooled gilt coats-of-arms of each house, crowned and suspending orders, below smaller cartouches reserved with the crowned initials of the children between  berried laurel branches, the gilding with raised seeded ornament, the matt-gilt ground with raised and tooled leaf, star-burst, urn and wheat ornament, the shoulders with burnished gilt reserved with matt oak branches, the lower part with a band of stiff leaves, on square feet  with fleur-de-lys suspending swags of flowers, above confirming marble bases, vase with portrait of Francesco repaired to one handle and cracked to body, the lower part with some areas of repair, rubbing to gilding
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