Description

    A FRENCH PORCELAIN SEVRES-STYLE OCTAGONAL CASKET WITH GILT BRONZE MOUNTS
    Maker unknown, probably Paris, France, circa 1900
    Marks: spurious Sevres marks to plaque backs
    7 x 14 x 10 inches (17.8 x 35.6 x 25.4 cm)

    The octagonal casket with seventeen porcelain plaques with gilt blue borders, pastoral scene at top bordered by plaques of floral swags and trophies, pastoral scene to front and back center, end panels depict winged putti on clouds alternating with pastoral still lifes, gilt bronze mounts gadrooned at top and fluted at base with eight scroll feet, lid hinges open to velvet lined interior with plaque at lid center depicting two winged putti seated on clouds one with wreath in hand and other with quill and scroll.


    Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000.

    Condition Report*:

    in fine condition with plaques intact and some loss of gilt to bronze mounts, interior shows wear to velvet lining, no key present

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2010
    9th Tuesday
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