Lot 1306
A Signed Barbedienne Centerpiece
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Late 19th-early 20th century, a likely Sèvres porcelain vase with applied gilt mask handles, the vase signed Lefranc, set in gilt bronze with champlevé detail, the stepped hexagonal gilt metal base is signed "F. Barbedienne."

12 x 10 in.

The Lifelong Collection of Keith and Caroline Gray, Charlotte, NC. Keith and Caroline Gray were passionate about antiques, art, and history. Together they attended antique shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics. Both were longtime supporters of the Mint Museum in Charlotte, with Caroline serving in multiple capacities from docent to a member of the acquisitions board and trustee. Caroline translated her love of material culture into a successful career, becoming a certified property appraiser in Charlotte.

Some light scratching to the bowl interior.