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    Sale 12187

    Opulence

    10 October 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 104

    A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED CORSITE NAPOLÉONITE CENTERPIECE

    BY FRANÇOIS LINKE, PARIS, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

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    A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED CORSITE NAPOLÉONITE CENTERPIECE
    BY FRANÇOIS LINKE, PARIS, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
    The dual-handled ovoid basin raised on a rectangular foot with a laurel-cast border
    9 in. (23 cm.) high, 17 ¼ in. (44.5 cm.) wide


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    The present lot is closely related to a design originally registered with the prolific Parisian bronzier Denière and was produced by François Linke in two sizes and various types of marble. A verde antico centerpiece of the present width was sold at Sotheby's, London, 27 February 1998, lot 285, and is now attributable to Linke. A larger variant of the model, executed in fleur de pêcher marble and having belonged to Linke's daughter, was sold at Sotheby's, New York, 19 April 2007, lot 81 ($39,000).

    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from an Estate, New York