Finely painted and hand-tooled in white slip within a maiden and putto either setting sail or dropping anchor, the reverse with either a dolphin and rudder among the waves or a dolphin and anchor at the bottom of the sea, the neck with stylized foliate forms and gilt gadroons, flanked by rope-twist handles with bearded mask terminals
1512 in. (39.3 cm.) high
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A sketch of the present pair of vases can be found in Solon's Illustrated Journal, where they are listed as 'Paire de vases f.[ond] brun. Départ et Arrivée'. Solon records working on them for eight days between 11 May and 11 June 1876.

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