A pair of Louis XV style gilt-bronze-mounted Chinese turquoise porcelain cache pots,
late 19th century
the porcelain restored, with a brass liner and a further lead liner
32cm. high, 38.5cm. wide; 1ft. 1/2 in., 1ft. 3 1/8 in.
Mme la Duchesse de Richelieu (1890-1972) also know as Eleanor Douglas Wise, Paris;
Purchased from Christy Antiquaire, 245 Rue Saint Honoré, Paris, 30 March 1970;
The Property of a Private Collector;
sold Sotheby's London, Important French and Continental Furniture, 13 December 2001, lot 39.
Salmann, G. "5000 Years of Creative Activity in Europe and on the Mediterranean; Masterpieces in some Leading French Private Collections", Connoisseur Magazine, July-December 1961, no.23, p.128, illustrated as 18th century;
Verlet, P. French Furniture and Interior Decoration of the 18th century, London, 1967, p.193, plate 160.