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    Sale 7627

    Dealing in Excellence: A Celebration of Hotspur and Jeremy

    20 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 118

    A CHARLES X ORMOLU, MOTHER-OF-PEARL AND ENAMELLED 'PALAIS ROYALE' FLACON DE TOILETTE, IN THE FORM OF A MINIATURE HORSE-DRAWN FIRE-PUMP CARRIAGE

    EARLY 19TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY FOR THE AUSTRIAN OR RUSSIAN MARKET

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    A CHARLES X ORMOLU, MOTHER-OF-PEARL AND ENAMELLED 'PALAIS ROYALE' FLACON DE TOILETTE, IN THE FORM OF A MINIATURE HORSE-DRAWN FIRE-PUMP CARRIAGE
    EARLY 19TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY FOR THE AUSTRIAN OR RUSSIAN MARKET
    The rectangular body with hinged flaps enclosing two cylinders with pistons, one side with an urn, the side panels with ovals depicting birds and flowers surrounded by ribbon-tied foliage, one end with an oval panel depicting an heraldic double-headed eagle, the other end depicting birds surrounded by stars, on four wheels and with a carriage axle, with ladder
    4¾ in. (12 cm.) high; 8 in. (20 cm.) long; 2¾ in. (7 cm.) deep


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