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    Sale 7608

    Important European Furniture and Sculpture

    10 July 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 91

    A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED JAPANESE IMARI PORCELAIN POT-POURRI

    THE ORMOLU LATE 18TH CENTURY, THE PORCELAIN PROBABLY LATE 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED JAPANESE IMARI PORCELAIN POT-POURRI
    THE ORMOLU LATE 18TH CENTURY, THE PORCELAIN PROBABLY LATE 17TH CENTURY
    Each bowl and lid decorated with floral sprays in strapwork cartouches, the reserves decorated with flowering branches, the domed lid surmounted by a leaf-wrapped fruiting finial flanked by pierced rosettes, with a pierced gallery flanked by female masks issuing rope-twist handles joined by chains, the tripartite base with pearl garlands and hoof feet centred by a flower head, on a circular stepped white marble plinth with rope-twist edge, restorations to both lids
    11¼ in. (28.5 cm.) high (2)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN (lot 88 - 93)