Lot 27Vienna (du Paquier) Porcelain Partial Condiment Set and Stand
Finely enameled in colors with deutsche-Blumen peony and chrysanthemum bouquets and scattered sprays, including: two slender faceted shield-shaped cruets with tall scroll handles; two vasi-form vessels with tapering necks and bulbous lower section; two open shaped-oval salts; and a centerpiece formed as a figure with arms raised, wearing a reticulated top hat and a collared jacket with tasseled epaulettes, the bulbous body open on both sides, the lobed base pierced with four square fitments molded and applied with acanthus leaf terminals; all set on a shaped-oblong plateau stand, with six paw feet.
Height of centerpiece 9 1/2 inches, height of cruets 6 1/4 inches, height of vessels 4 1/2 inches, height of salt 1 1/2 inches, length of stand 17 inches.
The Wetmore Estate, Newport, RI.
Parke-Bernet Galleries, 16-18 September 1967, lot 809.
For a teapot enameled with similar bouquets, see the example from the R. Thornton Wilson Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accession no. 45.29.1a, b. For a similar vasi-form vessel, see Robert Schmidt, Early European Porcelain as Collected by Otto Blohm, no. 64. Though some of the smaller forms have come to auction over the years, neither the central figure nor any condiment sets have been located.
C Estate of Sarah Belk Gambrell
Sold for $28,350
Set incomplete. Professional restoration to figure's hat, hand and opposite shoulder, the hairline extending diagonally to the waist, cleanly stabilized Y-shaped crack across the tray, glaze line to one paw foot, another reattached, one cruet with restored replacement handle, cracks to the other, it's spout with a restored section and associated hairlines, one vessel with stapled repair to the base, the salt a restored chip to the footrim.
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