Mme Pompadour toilet flushed by USD 1.8m sale

20th May 2005, Comments 0 comments

NEW YORK, May 19 (AFP) - Madame Pompadour's porcelain toilet ensemble brought USD 1.8 million, the highest price ever paid for a French porcelain, Christie's auction house said Thursday.

NEW YORK, May 19 (AFP) - Madame Pompadour's porcelain toilet ensemble brought USD 1.8 million, the highest price ever paid for a French porcelain, Christie's auction house said Thursday.  

The pieces made in 1754 for Louis XV's mistress include a faucet with a spout in the form of a dolphin's head and a basin, all in Vincennes porcelain and decorated with garlands of flowers, on a gold stand.  

The ensemble was sold Wednesday to an anonymous buyer.  

It had been estimated to bring between USD 150,000 and USD 300,000.  

The sale of several hundred pieces of European furniture and art has brought some USD 10 million in two days.

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