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    Sale 12195

    Living With Art

    14 - 15 June 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 476

    AN EMPIRE ORMOLU URN

    BY PIERRE-PHILIPPE THOMIRE, CIRCA 1820

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    AN EMPIRE ORMOLU URN
    BY PIERRE-PHILIPPE THOMIRE, CIRCA 1820
    Flanked by female masks issuing foliate scrolling handles above a spray of acanthus to the underside, on a stepped square base, stamped 'THOMIRE A PARIS.'
    17 ¼ in. (48.3 cm.) high, 6 ¾ in. (17.1 cm.) wide


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    Pierre-Philippe Thomire (1751-1843) studied in the late 18th Century under the sculptors Pajou and Houdon and the bronzier Gouthière. By the early 19th Century he had become famous for his gilt-bronze furniture mounts, clocks, candelabra and other table decorations. Many special commissions were placed with him and clients visited his workshop to choose from various different elements to form decorative candelabra or indeed other bronzes d'ameublement.

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    This lot is offered without reserve.