6 November 2008,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 1,375
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
A FRENCH CARVED GILTWOOD MUSICAL TROPHY
LATE 18TH FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY
Formed of musical instruments, manuscripts and foliage
28½ in. (73 cm.) high; 30½ in. (78 cm.) wide
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The triumphal trophy is designed in the late l8th century 'French/antique' fashion. It celebrates the Art of Music and Poetry, with palms and laurels suspended from a bowed ribbon, together with a theorbo, flute, triangle and music-score.
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Acquired from Evgret von Bary, Munich.