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Lot 432: AN IMPORTANT AND RARE VINCENNES BLEU CÈLÈSTE-GROUND PUNCH BOWL
CIRCA 1750-53 |
19 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: (jatte à ponche) of octofoil form, the scalloped rim embellished with gilt gadroons suspending tooled gilt floral garlands, the front and reverse painted in the center with gilt birds in flight, some bearing leafy branches, the interior painted with colorful flower sprays and fruit, interlaced L's in blue, with a later fitted wooden box inscribed Castenskiold. 2 pieces.
The bowl is in good condition with no restorations.
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Collection of Axel von Fersen The Younger (1755-1810), Stockholm, by repute
Collection of Baron de Carl Hochschild (1785-1857), London, sold Christie, Manson & Woods, London, March 1, 1858, lot 1389
His daughter, collection of Louise Frederikke Gustava Bille-Brahe (1830-1910), Copenhagen
Her nephew, collection of Henrik Grevenkop-Castenskiold (1862-1921), London
His wife, Baroness Elisabeth Ahlefeldt-Laurvig (1889-1954), Hellerup
Sankt Lukas Stiftelsen, Hellerup, donated by the above in August 1954
Sold, Bruun Rasmussen, Copenhagen, September 16, 2015, lot 272, to present owner
Dimensions: length across handles 15 1/3 in.