A pair of George III blue john vases, early 19th century

the turned body with applied gilt-bronze mounts possibly later in the form of maskheads joined by swags, with foliage below, on square black marble plinths on gilt-brass feet ( some replacements). 42cm. high, overall 19.5cm. width.; 1ft. 4½in., 7¾in. Est. 50,000—70,000 GBP

NOTE: A Louis XVI ormolu mounted Blue John urn of related design sold Christie's London, `50 Years of Collecting: The Decorative Arts of Georgian England, 14 May 2003, lot 25.

Sotheby's. Important Furniture, Silver, Ceramics and Clocks. 07 Jul 09 03:00 PM. London www.sothebys.com