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    Sale 2775

    European Furniture, Clocks, Sculpture and Works of Art

    19 - 20 December 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 61

    A Continental porcelain brass-mounted wine barrel

    SECOND HALF OF THE 18TH CENTURY

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    A Continental porcelain brass-mounted wine barrel
    SECOND HALF OF THE 18TH CENTURY
    Naturalistically modelled, inspired by Meissen examples, outlined in gilt, the front with a grotesque bearded male mascaroon in relief enclosing a brass faucet, surrounded by grapes and other fruit, the sides with neoclassical musical trophies, the upper part with a wide circular aperture, on massive brass octagonal pedestal base, with a brass acorn cover (restored chips to mouth of the mascaroon, small chip to extremity of the beard), the porcelain possibly Capodimonte or Buen Retiro, the brass elements of a later date
    37 cm. high (2)


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    Please note that the catalogue description should read:
    A Continental porcelain brass-mounted wine barrel
    Second half of the 18th century, the porcelain possibly Capodimonte or Buen Retiro, the brass elements of a later date