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Bulb pot

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Each pedestal-shaped pot is fitted with a separate circular bulb holder with a pierced collar. Each of the four sides of the pots is decorated with a different ground color, and each of the four oval reserves is surrounded by a different gilt design and border. The juxtaposition of reserve...

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Both pieces: interlaced Ls enclosing date letter h in blue enamel.


By 1819, Queen Charlotte of England; May 2, 1819, sold by Queen Charlotte to E.H. Baldock. By 1945, Lionel Faudel-Phillips, Stisted Hall, England; June 15, 1945, sold by Lionel Faudel-Phillips, at Sotheby's, London, lot 131, and bought by Jas. A. Lewis & Son, New York, for Forsyth Wickes, New York and Newport, RI (d. 1964); 1965, bequest of Wickes. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

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Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

piédestal à oignon

French, 1760


Overall: 15.3 x 9.3 x 9.3cm (6 x 3 11/16 x 3 11/16in.)

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Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration




Ceramics, Porcelain