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Pair of Wine Bottle Coolers in vernis Martin, Paris, circa 1770
Pair of Wine Bottle Coolers in vernis Martin, Paris, circa 1770 - Decorative Objects Style Louis XV Pair of Wine Bottle Coolers in vernis Martin, Paris, circa 1770 - Pair of Wine Bottle Coolers in vernis Martin, Paris, circa 1770 - Louis XV Antiquités - Pair of Wine Bottle Coolers in vernis Martin, Paris, circa 1770
Ref : 77547
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Period :
18th century
Provenance :
France, Paris
Medium :
Lacquered metal
Dimensions :
H. 5.91 inch | Ø 6.5 inch
Decorative Objects  - Pair of Wine Bottle Coolers in vernis Martin, Paris, circa 1770 18th century - Pair of Wine Bottle Coolers in vernis Martin, Paris, circa 1770 Louis XV - Pair of Wine Bottle Coolers in vernis Martin, Paris, circa 1770 Antiquités - Pair of Wine Bottle Coolers in vernis Martin, Paris, circa 1770
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Pair of Wine Bottle Coolers in vernis Martin, Paris, circa 1770

Beautiful and rare pair of vernis Martin lacquered tôle wine bottle coolers decorated with double-sided medallions in imitation of Japanese lacquer on a "celestial blue" background imitating Sèvres porcelain.
Golden handles, interior and underside treated with "aventurine" lacquer using the Japanese "Nashiji" technique, which means made of copper flakes blown on the lacquer.
Very beautiful decor in high relief of birds on one side and traditional Japanese dwellings on the other side.
Rare original condition, inventory labels on the reverse.
Manufacture of lacquered metal "La Petite Pologne", Paris around 1770.

Dimensions:
Height: 15 cm; Diameter: 16.5cm

Our opinion :
Filled with ice, this type of bucket was used to refresh the bottles during meals of the great nobility.
Lacquered metal was one of the main areas of application for Martin varnish.
If the imitation of black or red oriental lacquer is found on the majority of these works, the decorations with blue or pink backgrounds are extremely rare.
They result from the emancipation of the oriental model and the imitation of French porcelain.
The azure blue here imitates the famous "celestial blue" created by the royal porcelain factory of Sèvres in 1753.
The pair we are offering is extremely rare, due to its perfect condition, its interior decor in aventurine lacquer, its "Japanese" reserves in high relief composed of dozens of layers of lacquer and especially its blue background imitating porcelain. .
It should also be remembered that this type of very technical and expensive work to produce was only on market for a few years from 1768 to 1772, when the factory went bankrupt.
The Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris has a similar pair with a blue sky background and Japanese decor in reserves. (Inventory number 2013.2.511.1-2)

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