• Important Early European Furni auction at Christies

    Sale 7764

    Important Early European Furniture, Sculpture & Tapestries

    5 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 290

    TWO RECTANGULAR CARVED ALABASTER RELIEFS PROBABLY DEPICTING CERES AND HELIOS

    CASTILIAN PLATERESQUE, 16TH CENTURY

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    TWO RECTANGULAR CARVED ALABASTER RELIEFS PROBABLY DEPICTING CERES AND HELIOS
    CASTILIAN PLATERESQUE, 16TH CENTURY
    Ceres depicted holding a basket of fruit in each hand, flanked by dragons and standing on the head of a putto; Helios depicted holding the reins of winged horses and standing on the head of a putto; weathering, minor damages
    26 x 19 in. (67.5 x 48 cm.) each (2)


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    Provenance

    with Bacri Frères, Paris, 1928.
    William Randolph Hearst.
    Mrs. George Hearst.
    Mrs. Madelyn Fiorita Jones (formerly Mrs. Cornelius Cole II), Los Angeles.
    Loewi-Robertson, Inc., Los Angeles, 1971.