Gien, France large pair of Chinoiserie faience lidded garniture urns and bowl, 3 items total. 1st-2nd items: Pair of lidded urns with polychrome enamel decoration of birds, flowering branches, dragonflies, and butterflies, on light turquoise grounds with foo lion mask handles with stationary rings and stylized blue and white lappet and ruyi borders to base and neck. Blue glazed foo lion finials and stylized blue and white ruyi border to lids. "LB" monogram artist signature underside of one (1) lid. Urns – 18 3/4" H x 12" dia. Lids – 5 1/2" H x 7" dia. Overall – 24 1/4" H. 3rd item: Large lidded bowl and stand, decorated with polychrome painted painted birds on flowering branches on a light turquoise ground, Foo lion mask handles to bowl, Taoist deity or monk finial, and blue and white geometric border to lid. Also includes a circular blue polychrome painted tripod stand with pierced acanthus leaves and heart shapes on a light turquoise ground. Signed "Gien./PL" underside of bowl, illegible mark, underside of stand. Bowl – 7" H x 14" W x 12" dia. Lid – 6 3/4" H x 13 3/8" dia. Stand – 5 1/2" H x 12" dia. Overall – 19 1/4" H. All items late 19th/early 20th century. Provenance: The Estate of Jane Dudley, Nashville, TN and Palm Beach, FL. Social icon Jane Dudley was the founder of one of the SouthÕs most prestigious charity events: the Swan Ball, benefiting Cheekwood. She traveled the world as the wife of U.S. Ambassador to Denmark, Guilford Dudley, with whom she shared a landmark Nashville estate, Northumberland. A graduate of NashvilleÕs Parmer School, Ward Belmont and Vanderbilt University, she worked briefly for the Tennessean newspaper and later for Tiffany & Co., where she managed corporate accounts for more than twenty years and later served on the board of directors. Mrs. Dudley was also a member of the International Best Dressed List. In 1963 she was the founding chairman of The Swan Ball, now the nationÕs longest running charity ball. She also chaired the Tiffany Feather Ball in New York from 1981-1991, the ball benefiting the Palm Beach Cancer Society in the 1970s (featuring entertainer Bob Hope), and in England, a ball at Blenheim Palace to raise funds for the historic castleÕs roof. CONDITION: 1st-2nd items: Overall good condition with light wear, surface grime/stains to exterior and interior, minute black paint marks, sticker residue. One urn with approximately 9" hairline extending from base to mid body. One lid with 1/2" chip to finial, 2" hairline extending from 1/8" chip to rim, 1 1/2" chip to underside. 3rd item: Lid with several areas of repair. Wear, surface grime/stains to exterior and interior. Minute chips to top of base.
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