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    Sale 7608

    Important European Furniture and Sculpture

    10 July 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 153

    A PAIR OF LATE LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED PORPHYRY VASES

    LATE 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF LATE LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED PORPHYRY VASES
    LATE 18TH CENTURY
    Each of urn shape, flanked by paired scrolled handles above rams' heads and a guilloche panelled collar, above an upswept foliate base and waisted turned socle, on a rectangular spreading plinth mounted with later mounts emblematic of Mercury, and on a stiff-leaf border
    16¼ in. (41 cm.) high; the base: 4¼ in. (11 cm.) square (2)


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