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    Sale 2808

    European Furniture, Clocks, Sculpture and Works of Art

    15 - 16 December 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 394

    A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU CHENETS

    BY BOUHON, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

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    A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU CHENETS
    BY BOUHON, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
    Each surmounted by a seated putto with a cloak, emblematic for winter, each stamped BOUHON
    29 cm. high
    Together with a Louis XVI ormolu-mounted brown Alabastro a peccorella urn, late 18th Century, the plinth possibly associated, applied with rams' heads to the sides, the later detachable gilt-brass lid apllied with braches and polychrome painted porcelain flowers -25 cm. high overall (3)


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    The Bouhon firm, also known as Bouhon et Cie specialised in bronze-decorated fire-places and fire-fittings. The firm participated in the 1878 and 1900 Paris Expositions Universelles.

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