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    Sale 7631

    Important European Furniture & Sculpture

    4 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 25

    A GILT-BRONZE GROUP OF SILENUS CARRYING THE INFANT BACCHUS

    AFTER THE ANTIQUE, GERMAN, 18TH CENTURY

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    A GILT-BRONZE GROUP OF SILENUS CARRYING THE INFANT BACCHUS
    AFTER THE ANTIQUE, GERMAN, 18TH CENTURY
    Silenus depicted standing and leaning on a tree trunk draped with a panther's skin and holding the infant Bacchus in both arms; on an integrally cast naturalistic rectangular plinth and modern ebonised wood base; wear to the gilding
    10 5/8 in. (27 cm.) high; 14¾ in. (37.5 cm.) high, overall


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