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Lot 0238
Large and Impressive English Coalport Vase with Limoges-Style Enamel

ca. 1881-1891, decorated with a band of cupids dancing over a lily pond with dragonflies, a flutist in a tree, with a ruffled gilt mouth, the cobalt ground decorated with delicate scrollwork enhanced with polychrome enamel embellishments, the reserved signed "A. Handley", with Coalport's green underglaze transfer crown mark.
h. 17-1/2", w. 12-1/2", d. 5-1/2"


The foot of the vase has been professionally restored with over-gilding to the exterior and white over- glazing to the underside. Touch-up over gilding is scattered throughout the rim of the vase, though no repair or break was detected under UV light. Some of the over-gilding on the rim has oxidized with time, creating some light discoloration. The gilding on the body is intact. The rim exhibits a small surface chip and minor wear/losses to the gilding on it. In otherwise good condition.

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