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Double bottle cooler

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Oval, high-sided tub with flaring, shaped rim. Bracket handles terminating in acanthus. Interior mounted for sliding divider (missing). Bleu celeste ground with cartouche-shaped reserves containing floral bouquets framed in gold.

Marks

Interlaced Ls enclosing date letter "C", an unidentified painter's mark below, all in blue enamel. Incised H ?

Provenance

Sotheby's London (23 May 1967): lot 86 (according to note on catalog worksheet).

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Pirie

Seau a liqueur ovale

French,

Object Place

France

Dimensions

11.2 x 31 cm (4 7/16 x 12 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1986.993

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain, colored enamels and gilding

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain