Villeroy encrier with ormolu lid, flowery urn & stump, circa 1740
Villeroy encrier, modelled as a flower encrusted urn on a rocky base, a stump acting as the quill stand, the pot with a gilt copper lid. Unmarked, circa 1740
some losses to leaves and chips to trunk
15cm wide, 10cm high
A pair of figures in the Grand Palais collection dated to 1740 share a lot of characteristics, including the trunk and the rocky base picked out in the same peculiar transluscent brown/purple, green, mustard enamels. The hand beaten copper ormolu lid is of the perfect type for ormolu of this period, and is original.
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