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    Sale 5415

    The Sunday Sale - The Property of the late Dr Henry Ginsburg

    9 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 181

    A GEORGE III ORMOLU-MOUNTED BLUEJOHN ORNAMENTAL URN

    LATE 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE III ORMOLU-MOUNTED BLUEJOHN ORNAMENTAL URN
    Late 18th century
    The urn shaped body with ram's mask and floral and fruiting swag mounts on a waisted socle and plinth base
    12¼ in. (31 cm.)


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    The chimney-piece garniture comprising a plinth-supported blue-john urn, with bacchic fruit-garlanded ram-heads, thyrsus-finial and palm-flowered base, is designed in the George III French/antique fashion introduced in the 1760s at the Birmingham manufactory established by Messrs Boulton and Fothergill (their work is discussed N. Goodison ,Ormolu, London, 2002).

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