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G. ARGY ROUSSEAU GARDEN OF HESPERIDES VASE. ROUSSEAU GARDEN OF HESPERIDES Extraordinary pate de verre vase by G. Argy Rousseau in the Garden of Hesperides (sometimes referred to as Apple Picker) pattern is beautifully decorated with a repeated Greek mythology scene of an evening nymph guarding the apple trees of Hera's garden following her marriage to Zeus. Each of the three maidens is done in bright fuchsia, under the red apples of the trees with dark violet branches and trunks, all over a stylized greek-key bottom border in mottled red and violet. Vase retains "The Elton John Collection" sticker on the bottom. Signed "G Argy-Rousseau" on side of vase and "France" on the underside. Similar examples are illustrated on the front cover and pgs.72-73 of the book G. Argy-Rousseau, Glassware as Art by J. Bloch-Dermant. SIZE: 9-1/2" t. PROVENANCE: The Elton John Collection, Sotheby's London 1988; Christie's New York, 1998: to a prominent Midwest collection. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 52769-3 MEF (25,000-35,000)
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