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    Sale 2775

    European Furniture, Clocks, Sculpture and Works of Art

    19 - 20 December 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 273

    A GILT BRONZE MODEL OF A DRAGON

    FRENCH, THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY, ORIGINALLY MOUNTED ON A CHENET

    Price Realised  

    A GILT BRONZE MODEL OF A DRAGON
    FRENCH, THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY, ORIGINALLY MOUNTED ON A CHENET
    Depicted seated, with wings raised and tail curled; on a modern rectangular marble base; minor wear to gilding
    26 cm. long


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    The present dragon is strongly related to a design by Jean Charles Delafosse made in 1765. This design is for a pair of Neo-Classical chenets each surmounted by a dragon. G. H. Ottomeyer, P. Pröschel, Vergoldete Bronzen, Munich 1986, vol. I p. 21.

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    Literature

    M. Eberle, Sanfter Glanz und Patina, Kostbares Gerät aus Bronze Messing Kupfer Eisen, Bestandskatalog II, Kunstgewerbesammlung der Stadt Bielefeld, Stiftung Huelsmann, Bielefeld, 2002, p. 92, nr. 40, with illustration.


    Exhibited

    Bielefeld, Museum Huelsmann, on loan.