# 4419. Paris Porcelain Rococco-Revival table. c. 1845-1880. Possibly made as an exhibition piece or for the Russian Market where such precious flamboyance was in demand. The elements: the column and three scroll feet with elaborate moulding, with turquoise and tangerine ground colour with matt and burnished gold highlights, the top has an openwork Rococo edge, painted with various birds including hummingbirds pursuing insects against a blue sky ground, bordered by a wreath of roses. The painting technique is most unusual, being closer to a watercolour technique than the more usual oil painting style. The body is very white and dense possibly due to underfiring the hard paste porcelain to reduce the risk of warping. It does not have the characteristics of earthenware. Made in several pieces, it is held together with a long bolt with leather washers at each junction. It comes apart for safer transport. Top has been cracked and riveted at an early date, possibly due to warping at time of manufacture. See photo for the rivets underneath, and the 1 large and 1 small crack to the top. There are four staples used in the restoration. The large crack appears to have been a firing fault, as it isn't quite flush at the top. It is, however, very stable and will not enlarge at all. Slight wear to gold edge. The column and feet are in fine condition, with a few bubbles in the colour the only flaw. The table is 28 inches high, 24 inches across. Price: $7,450.00.
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