Double fish vase, 1874
Cloisonné enamel, gilt bronze, glass
Made by Christofle and Co.
h. 39,4 cm
MARKS : Signed 'Christofle' and dated '1874' in a cartouche underneath. The number '878306' is impressed under one foot
PROVENANCE : Waddington's auctioneers, Toronto, Canada, 1970's - Canadian private collection until 2018 - Waddington's auctioneers, Toronto, 14th June 2018, lot 64.
SIMILAR PIECES : Only one other example of this design is recorded, however it does not have its original base. Furthermore, the vase offered here is the very one which was photographed in the Christofle workshop upon completion. The photograph is in the collection of the Christofle archives, Paris.
NOTE : We would like to thank Anne Gros, director of the Christofle museum and archives, for her very generous help with this piece.
COLLECTION : Musée d'Orsay, Paris