• The Decorative Arts Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2845

    The Decorative Arts Sale

    23 - 24 March 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 303

    A FRENCH ORMOLU ORNAMENTAL EWER

    LATE 19TH EARLY 20TH CENTURY

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    A FRENCH ORMOLU ORNAMENTAL EWER
    LATE 19TH EARLY 20TH CENTURY
    A merman to the spout above a triton with a shell, the bulbous body cast with a scene of Diana the huntress and a scene of Galatea surrounded by tritons blowing conch horns, the waisted base with lion masks holding flower-swags, on a concave square marble base, the underside numbered 6197
    55 cm. high


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    Designs such as this were disseminated through the published patterns of the ornamentists Hans Vredeman de Vries (1527-1602?).

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