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    A PAIR OF FRENCH GILT BRONZE MOUNTED SÈVRES STYLE "JEWELED" PORCELAIN COVERED VASES
    Late 19th Century
    22 inches (55.9 cm) high, each

    Each of baluster form, the cover surmounted by a pineapple finial, the tapering neck decorated with a portrait bust of either Marie Antoinette or Louis XVI within a gilt ribbon-tied wreath, further embellished with polychrome "jewels", on a cobalt blue ground, the body ornamented with a "jeweled" cartouche enclosing a bust flanked by reclining putti, the reverse with floral bouquets and garlands forming interlaced L's for Louis XVI and the intertwined initials MA for Marie Antoinette, framed by high-arching foliate and floral scrolled handles, the fluted lower body enriched in gilt, on a conforming socle and canted square base cast with a beaded ring




    Condition Report*: Each with losses to the gilt decoration, "jewels", and patina throughout.  Louis XVI: a chip to the inner rim of the cover; losses to the upper beaded band of the gilt bronze rim; surface wear and rubbing throughout. Marie Antoinette: a small area of damage under the gilt bronze rim.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2009
    9th Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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