Fine and rare Louis XVI Ormolu and Meissen porcelain perfume fountain. The very unusual piece portrays a pond with porcelain geese and ormolu lily pads and cattails. The flower decorated perfume fountain and cover, with ormoulu rim and ring handles, is raised on ormoulu legs; the spigot is a dolphin in front of a scallop shell. The removable scallop-form basin is decorated on the interior with flowers. The shaped base has a diamond motif in the center with rosettes at the corners.
Ex Collection: Virginia N. Rosenthal
Exhibited: Loan Exhibition of French and English antiques of the XVIII Century in aid of A.W.V.S. Parke Bernet Galleries, 1942
Literature: Giacomo and Rozenn Wannenes: Les Bronzes Onementaux et les Objets Montés. Éditions Vausor, 2004, Milano. Page 327
Length - 15" Depth - 13" Height - 13 ½"
French and German, 18th century