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    Sale 7745

    Important European Furniture, Sculpture & Clocks

    9 July 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 69

    A FRENCH ORMOLU AND PORCELAIN ENCRIER

    SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY

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    A FRENCH ORMOLU AND PORCELAIN ENCRIER
    SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY
    Of rectangular shape, fitted with four removable containers, the breakfront sides inset with blue and polychrome-decorated scenes depicting floral bouquets and winged putti, on bun feet
    3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) high; 11¼ in. (28.5 cm.) wide; 7 in. (18 cm.) deep


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    The present lot is closely related to an encrier in the Wallace Collection, London (ill. in P. Hughes, The Wallace Collection, Catalogue of Furniture, vol. II, London, 1996, p. 1044, fig 205 (F286)) and to an inkstand in the Rothschild collection at Waddesdon Manor, supplied by Simon-Philippe Poirier to Madame du Barry for the Galerie de Louveciennes (ill. in Madame Du Barry de Versailles à Louvenciennes, exh. cat., 21 March-29 June, 1992, p. 37).

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