Lot 310 , A large pair of Burmantofts Persian faience ovoid floor vases, by Leonard King, c.1885, height 55.5cm
A large pair of Burmantofts 'Persian' faience ovoid floor vases, by Leonard King, c.1885, each painted in colours with stylised scrolling leaves and dolphins, impressed marks, painted KL monogram D626, 2197 and 2198, height 55.5cm
Provenance: purchased from Alexander Gallery, 45 Sloane Street, London, 15th November 1976 for £350.
These are from the Donald Cooper collection complete with the original bill of receipt from Alexander Gallery, 45 Sloane Street, London for £350 11/11/1976
Both vases have fine crazing to the glaze all over. The first vase has occasional minor flake losses to the glaze on the body and has a hairline crack running from one side of the foot to the other but the vase is still structurally sound. The second vase again has some occasional small areas of flaking to the glaze dotted around the exterior of the vase and there are some areas of pale brown staining to the glaze in places, which can only be seen on close inspection, otherwise both in reasonable condition and they are impressive looking vases
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Sold for £4,000