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    Sale 2825

    The Decorative Arts Sale

    30 June - 1 July 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 508

    A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU CHENETS

    AFTER THE MODEL BY QUENTIN-CLAUDE PITOIN, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY

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    A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU CHENETS
    AFTER THE MODEL BY QUENTIN-CLAUDE PITOIN, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY
    Each fitted with a lyre flanked by satyr's masks hung with foliage on lion's paw feet flanked by berried-laurel branches, above a plinth cast with a lion mask, the curved support decorated with a military trophy and continuing to a circular column surmounted by a flame
    47 cm. high x 45 cm. wide (2)


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    This model is first recorded in 1777, when the fournisseur des bronzes du Garde-Meuble Quentin-Claude Pitoin delivered a pair to M. de Fontanieu, Intendant Général des meubles de la Couronne for Fontainebleu. A second pair was also supplied by Pitoin for the Cabinet of Marie-Antoinette at Versailles in 1779 and another pair was provided for the Chambre of the Duc d'Angoulême at Versailles in 1780.

    Related pairs of chenets of this model are in the Musée du Louvre in Paris, and were sold from the Collection Karl Lagerfeld, 28-29 April 2000, lot 45, as well from the Collection of Lord Wharton, 19 March 1970, lot 23. Another very comparable pair is illustrated in H. Ottomeyer, P. Pröschel, Vergoldete Bronzen, München, 1986, p. 273, ill. 4.11.3.

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