• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 2203

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe Including Carpets from The Corcoran Gallery of Art

    24 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 161

    A PAIR OF PATINATED BRONZE AND ORMOLU FIGURES OF ATLAS

    MODERN

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF PATINATED BRONZE AND ORMOLU FIGURES OF ATLAS
    MODERN
    One supporting a globe, the other supporting an armillary sphere, with a pair of faux-craquelure mirrored pedestal bases
    54 in. (137 cm.) high, figure with globe; 52 in. (132 cm.) high, figure with sphere; the pedestals 42½ in. (107.5 cm.) high, 14 in. (35.5 cm.) square (4)


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    Large-scale figures of Atlas of the same design but with differing bases, were sold anonymously, Christie's, New York, 24 September 1998, lot 70 ($95,000 excl. premium) and 22 April 2008, lot 165 ($91,000 incl. premium).