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    Sale 7524

    Turin London Corfu The Collection of Giorgio Marsan and Umberta Nasi

    12 - 13 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 249

    A NORTH EUROPEAN ROUGE GRIOTTE MARBLE TEA-CANISTER

    MID-18TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY LIEGES

    Price Realised  

    A NORTH EUROPEAN ROUGE GRIOTTE MARBLE TEA-CANISTER
    MID-18TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY LIEGES
    The serpentine-fronted moulded top with engraved-brass hinges, enclosing an interior fitted with two circular wells, above a shaped panelled body centred by a rockwork-carved cabochon, with scrolled volute angles, the panelled sides centred by cartouches simulating handles, with a shaped moulded apron, on block feet
    7¼ in. (18.5 cm.) high; 14¼ in. (36 cm.) wide; 8 in. (20 cm.) deep


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    The curvaceous lines of this attractive tea-canister are characteristic of the work of Liege in the mid-18th Century, with its serpentine outline, cabochons and sculpted rocaille ornaments, and brass hinges engraved with floral sprays. It is interesting to note that a related Liege oak casket dated 1761 and featuring comparable rocaille clasps, boldly-carved angle volutes and engraved brass hinges, was sold, from the Edward James Collection, West Dean Park, Christie's, London, 15 March 1990, lot 104.

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    Provenance

    With Jonathan Harris, London.