24 February 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 5,250
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 2,500
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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Jan Willem Beyen (1897-1976) and then by descent