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    Sale 1940

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art and Ceramics

    25 October 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 301

    A NAPOLEON III ORMOLU AND SEVRES STYLE TURQUOISE-GROUND PORCELAIN GUERIDON

    THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    This lot is offered without a reserve

    A NAPOLEON III ORMOLU AND SEVRES STYLE TURQUOISE-GROUND PORCELAIN GUERIDON
    THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    The circular top inset with a shallow dish painted with a portait of Louis XIV, signed QUENTIN., surrounded by eighteen oval portrait plaques depicting court beauties, each inscribed on the reverse with the sitter's name, the base cast with putti and winged caryatids, on a shaped triform plinth
    31 in. (78.5 cm.) high; 30¾ in. (78 cm.) diameter


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    Porcelain plaques (clockwise from coat-of-arms):

    Madame de Maintenom
    Madame de Montespan
    Madame de Montbazon
    Madame de Grignon
    Henriette de France
    Mademoiselle de la Trésnouille
    Mademoiselle de la Vallière
    Mademoiselle de la Tablière
    Anne d'Autriche
    Madame de Lévigné
    Marie Thérèse, femme de Louis XIV
    Marion de Lorme
    Mademoiselle de Ludre
    Mademoiselle de Fontanges
    Duchesse d'Orléans
    Duchesse de Longueville
    Mademoiselle de Montpensier

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    Please note this lot is being offered without reserve and is tax exempt in the state of New York. Kindly refer to page 246 of the sale catalogue for further information.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DR. W. A. CRISWELL, SOLD TO BENEFIT CRISWELL COLLEGE (LOTS 301-304)