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    Sale 2151

    Christie's Interiors

    1 - 2 April 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 824

    A FRENCH BRONZE-PATINATED SPELTER GROUP ENTITLED 'LA SCIENCE GUIDANT L'INDUSTRIE',

    LATE 19TH CENTURY,

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A FRENCH BRONZE-PATINATED SPELTER GROUP ENTITLED 'LA SCIENCE GUIDANT L'INDUSTRIE',
    LATE 19TH CENTURY,
    apparently unsigned, with engraved title plaquette, on an associate ebonised plinth
    The group 41¾in. (106cm.) high


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    Another example of 'La Science guidant l'Industrie', supposedly exhibited at the 1889 Paris Exposition Universelle, was offered Sotheby's, London, 31 October 2006, lot 617.

    Provenance

    with Ivey-Selkirk Auctioneers, circa early 1930s
    Mrs. Allen (Linnie) Swyers
    Mr. Forrest Swyers
    By descent to the present owner


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property of a Private Collector, St. Louis, Missouri