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A Nevers jardinière, circa 1680/90.

The heavy campana shaped body painted in white enamel on a deep bleu persan ground, the upper half with two lobed panels painted in Chinese ‘Transitional’ style, the panels reserved on a ground of feathery scrolls, the lower section of the vessel moulded with heavy gadroons above an annulated foot, the gadroons embellished with feathery scrolls similar to those on the upper zone, the sides applied with bold acanthus leaf scroll handles rising from satyr’s mask terminals, the footring is unglazed and exposes the warm sandy-brown granular body, width 47.3cm, height 61cm, depth 38cm.

 

REFERENCE: CER0717

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