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    Sale 7433

    Important Early European Furniture, Sculpture and Tapestries

    8 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 169

    A CARVED CORAL AND GILT-COPPER GROUP OF THE HOLY FAMILY

    TRAPANI, 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A CARVED CORAL AND GILT-COPPER GROUP OF THE HOLY FAMILY
    TRAPANI, 18TH CENTURY
    Each figure carved from a separate piece of coral and set on an octagonal gilt-copper base eleborately embellished with carved coral rosettes and stylised vines; encased in a later domed glass vitrine and wood base on four bun feet; the reverse of the base inscribed in ink with the number '637'; repairs to the tree and the figures; the glass dome cracked
    8½ in. (21.5 cm.) high, overall


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN