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    Sale 7545

    A Town House in Mayfair

    20 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 543

    A PAIR OF RESTAURATION ORMOLU AND BRONZE NAPOLEONIC MARTIAL TROPHY SNUFF-HOLDERS DECORATED WITH THE FLAMING GRENADE OF THE GRENADIERS

    CIRCA 1820-40

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF RESTAURATION ORMOLU AND BRONZE NAPOLEONIC MARTIAL TROPHY SNUFF-HOLDERS DECORATED WITH THE FLAMING GRENADE OF THE GRENADIERS
    CIRCA 1820-40
    Each cast as a tree trunk topped by a plumed bear-skin helmet, the removable tops revealing a snuff-holder, with flags and hung with curved sabres and other military regalia, on naturalistic bases
    14½ in. (37 cm.) high, approx. (2)


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    Provenance

    Acquired from La Mesangère, Liège.