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OLD PARIS (VIEUX PARIS) PORCELAIN CORBEILLE circa 1840.
Elegantly and crisply executed , this Neo classically styled , hand painted and decorated SEVRES pink with gilt corbeille, is adorned with four arching gilt dolphins set within blue rope foliate bands that rest on a 1 1/2" high octagon shaped gilt base , Rare and significant, like most Old Paris pieces, unsigned, it is instantly recognizable for it's level of exceptional detail .
Fashioned in a "Navette" or boat form it is from the first quarter 19th century France. Very finely detailed with a lavishly decorated gilt reticulated shaped bowl this Corbeille was used as a table centerpiece to serve fruit or sweetmeats after dinner, the cut work basket allowing for the fruit to be preserved.
You will be thrilled to own this rare centerpiece, place it on a Library Table or a large desk , it's beauty to be admired for many years to come.
In very good age appropriate condition , no cracks or chips, brilliant and fresh. The original bolt has been replaced.
Size: 11.6" length x 8 3/4" height
A Superb Centerpiece for table or cabinet display.
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