• The William F. Reilly Collecti auction at Christies

    Sale 2273

    The William F. Reilly Collection

    14 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 38

    A PAIR OF PATINATED BRONZE BUSTS OF PHILOSOPHERS

    FRENCH, LATE 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF PATINATED BRONZE BUSTS OF PHILOSOPHERS
    FRENCH, LATE 18TH CENTURY
    Depicting Demosthenes and Virgil, each on an ormolu-mounted bleu turquin marble socle with plaques inscribed DEMOSTHENE and VIRGILLE, and further inscribed in ink on the top of the marble socle Virgile No. 2 and Demostene No. 3 and 6 J
    10¾ in. (27 cm.) high (2)


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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 15 April 2005, lot 159.