ALAMEDA, CALIF. — A French Napoleon III faience figural compote on tripodal base, circa 1870, topped Michaan’s October 14 Traditional & Old Masters auction, going out at $25,830. Comprising a low white circular bowl with two scroll handles applied close to the sides, the compote stood over a quadripodal base of goat legs, surrounded by a cylindrical pedestal on a flat, round base. It was painted a la Greque in shades of terracotta and black and bore black enamel interlaced “L”s to the base’s underside. There was no shortage of rare decorations to be acquired in the 291-lot sale, and a more extensive review will present additional highlights.
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