21 - 22 November 2007,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 18,500
Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000
TWO MATCHED FRENCH ORMOLU CHENETS
ONE PROBABLY REGENCE EARLY 18TH CENTURY, THE OTHER SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY
Each modelled with a cherub holding aloft a salamander born on Juno's peacock, with a further cherub recling on a jar, the gadrooned bow-ended rectangular bases and scrolling feet applied with stylised scallop clasps, variations to the chasing, re-gilt
18½ in. (47 cm.) high; 11 in. (28 cm.) wide; 25 in. (63.5 cm.) deep (2)
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The two chenets of the same model were originally designed to be in a separate pair with a second model not included here. The second model is designed with a cherub born on Jupiter's eagle holding aloft a sun burst, with a further cherub seated on a globe.
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Purchased from Antiquaire Kraemer, Paris, circa 1973.