In the famille verte style, the baluster vase decorated with ribbon-tied baskets of flowers and butterflies, with ormolu handles as the head of Athena and floral finial, underside of vase marked
2814 in. (71.8 cm.) high, 1414 in. (36.2 cm.) wide
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An identical vase of this model appears in a contemporary photograph of the Samson showroom circa 1900, illustrated F. Slitine, Samson, génie de l'imitation, Paris, 2002, p. 8.

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