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    Sale 5922

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    24 February 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 453

    A FRENCH SILVER-GILT TUREEN AND COVER AND AN ASSOCIATED STAND

    MARK OF EMILE PUIFORCAT, PARIS, 20TH CENTURY

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    Estimate

    A FRENCH SILVER-GILT TUREEN AND COVER AND AN ASSOCIATED STAND
    MARK OF EMILE PUIFORCAT, PARIS, 20TH CENTURY
    The tureen cylindrical and on a pedestal foot, with two Circe's mask handles, the cover with a grape cluster finial issuing from a foliate calyx, the cover engraved inside with facsimile signatures, the stand circular with a stiff leaf border
    The stand 11¾ in. (30 cm.) diameter
    104 oz. (3228 gr.)


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    Jan Willem Beyen was a former minister of Foreign affairs for The Netherlands (1952-56) and one of the founders of the European Union.

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    Provenance

    Jan Willem Beyen (1897-1976) and then by descent