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Oval stand (compotier ovales)

Soft-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamels and gold. Shaped, oval stands with fluted rims. Interior has four lobes molded in low relief, outlined in feathered blue and gold, enclosing floral bouquets. In center, a trophy composed of musical instruments and a harp. Marks in blue enamel...

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Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Pirie

about 1765

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Soft-paste porcelain




Ceramics, Porcelain