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    Sale 7597

    Important Silver

    10 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 136

    A FRENCH SILVER COFFEE-POT

    MARK OF MARTIN-GUILLAUME BIENNAIS, PARIS, 1809-1819

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A FRENCH SILVER COFFEE-POT
    MARK OF MARTIN-GUILLAUME BIENNAIS, PARIS, 1809-1819
    Tapering cylindrical and on a milled foot, the sides applied with a depiction of Cupid holding a laurel leaf and sitting astride a hippocamp, the spout terminating in a duck's mask, the detachable cover with an ebonised finial above openwork trailing foliage, marked under base, on edge of base, inside cover and on cover bezel, also marked with a later French tax mark
    7¼ in. (18.5 cm.) high
    gross weight 37 oz. (1,140 gr.)


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    Provenance

    With a la Vieille Cité, Paris


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN COLLECTOR
    (Lots 112-148)