• Christie's Interiors - Style & auction at Christies

    Sale 5924

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    22 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 87

    A GEORGE III 'ARTIFICIAL STONE' KEYSTONE

    BY COADE LAMBETH, DATED 1787

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    A GEORGE III 'ARTIFICIAL STONE' KEYSTONE
    BY COADE LAMBETH, DATED 1787
    Modelled in high relief with the head of Flora, impressed stamp to underside 'COADE'S LITHODIPYRA/LONDON/1787'
    18½ in. (47 cm.) high; 13¼ in. (33.6 cm.) wide; 10 in. (25.4 cm.) deep


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    The 1784 Descriptive Catalogue of COADE'S Artificial Stone Manufactory lists under Section XVI 'KEY STONES' No.448 Flora.
    The rare inclusion on the impressed stamp of the word Lithodipyra means 'twice fired'.

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