• Christie's Interiors - Style & auction at Christies

    Sale 5925

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    17 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 89

    A PAIR OF ENGLISH GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED ROUGE GRIOTTE PERFUME VASES

    LATE 19TH CENTURY, AFTER MATTHEW BOULTON

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    A PAIR OF ENGLISH GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED ROUGE GRIOTTE PERFUME VASES
    LATE 19TH CENTURY, AFTER MATTHEW BOULTON
    Each with domed lid and pine-cone finial above the tapering vase on square-panelled plinth hung with swags on tortoise supports and further plinth with scrolling foliage and tapering feet
    14 in. (35.5 cm.) high (2)


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    The present lot shows close similarities to Boulton's ormolu-mounted blue-john 'Sphinx vases', conceived in the George III French/antique manner, and executed at his 'Ormolu Manufactory at Soho in Staffordshire'.

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    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage