• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 7784

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe

    10 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 782

    A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED LAPIS LAZULI VASES

    SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED LAPIS LAZULI VASES
    SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY
    Each of urn shape, flanked by female masks issuing ribbon-twist handles terminating in fruiting foliate finials, the waisted socle resting on paw feet, above a circular base with bun feet, lacking lids
    10½ in. (26.5 cm.) high (2)


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    Provenance

    Rue de la Faisanderie, Paris, until the late 1940's.
    Thence by descent.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
    (LOTS 778-783)