Pair of Vases. French. Dated 1867.

September 25 2009, 1:09pm

A PAIR OF VASES ALLEGORICAL OF LAND AND SEA. SIGNED EUGENE CORNU AND G. VIOT French. Dated 1867. Provenance: William Humble Ward, 1st Earl of Dudley, Witley Court and thence by descent to Sir Herbert Smith (1872-1943) who acquired Witley Court in 1920 until sold Jackson Stops and Staff house sale, 29 September 1937, lot 808 Acquired at that sale by Violet van der Elst, Harlaxton Manor, Lincolnshire.

Sea-themed vase Land-themed vase Measurements: Overall Height, including pedestal: 7′ 10″ (240 cm); Height of urns: 45″ (114.5 cm); Width: 25 1/4″ (64 cm).