24 September 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 7,500
Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000
A NAPOLEON III SILVERED BRONZE AND ELECTRO-PLATED JARDINIERE
BY ALPHONSE GIROUX, PARIS, THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
Modelled with a howdah four-sided planter cast in relief with Chinese dragons and canted angles with scrolled corbels, atop an elephant with a lambrequin-hung saddle and headress, signed MAISON ALPHONSE GIROUX
18¼ in. (47 cm.) high
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