• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 7841

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe

    29 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 226

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

    BY HENRI PICARD, PARIS, THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A NAPOLEON III ORMOLU AND SEVRES STYLE WHITE-GROUND PORCELAIN GUERIDON
    BY HENRI PICARD, PARIS, THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    The circular top finely painted with flowers and birds within a beaded and stiff-leaf cast surround, supported by a similarly decorated baluster stem, on a spreading acanthus cast base cornered by out scrolled paw feet, on brass castors, the underside of the feet twice stamped 'H.PICARD'
    32¾ in. (83 cm.) high; 26½ in. (67 cm.) diameter


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    The Parisian fondeur and doreur Henri Picard was based at 6 rue Jarente in 1831, moving to 10 rue de la Perle in 1839 where he remained until 1864. His firm worked on the petits appartements of Emperor Napolon III at the Louvre, and was known for its fine quality production of pièces de table and garnitures de cheminée. A related table sold Christie's London, 26 October 2000, lot 225.

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    Provenance

    Charlton Hall Auctions, West Columbia, South Carolina, 5 December 2009, Lot 430.
    The Centennial Museum at the University of Texas, El Paso, sold to benefit the Museum Collections Fund (Accession N° 69.26.30).


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    This lot should be starred in the catalogue and is subject to 5 Import VAT on the hammer and 17.5 VAT on the premium