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Edward Colonna for L'Art Nouveau Bing, Paris 1898-1903

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    Posted 4 years ago

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    Edward Colonna for L'Art Nouveau Bing, Paris 1898-1903. This is one of the finest porcelains with pastel underglaze decoration over a carved maple leaf design in high temperature porcelain. It is mounted with gilded silver. Stamp: Minerva head (France 950 silver). H. 19 cm.


    1. cogito cogito, 4 years ago
      Amazing! I think I remember seeing this piece up on the block recently. Kicking myself.
    2. VioletOrange VioletOrange, 4 years ago
      Just an extraordinary work of art. The decoration at the top seems to be maple seeds (or sycamore seeds).
    3. VioletOrange VioletOrange, 4 years ago
      I just posted a vase with the same maple/sycamore decoration, country of origin and time period. Beautiful too - but so different. I can best sum up the difference using a scene from a decades old movie: An Arab and a Crusader were comparing swords. The Crusader slammed his sword (my vase) into a steel bar and broke the bar into two pieces. The Arab threw a piece of silk into the air and as it floated down, he just stuck out his sword (Fledermaus' vase) - the silk parted into two pieces as it came into contact with the blade.

    4. fledermaus fledermaus, 4 years ago
      Very interesting summation. Two great interpretations. I was very happy to find this piece and the Meissen in the same auction.
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Two in one hit ..... WOW !!!!!

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