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    Sale 5414

    The Sunday Sale

    28 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 69

    A PAIR OF CAST LEAD URNS

    IN THE GEORGE I STYLE, LATE 19TH CENTURY

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    A PAIR OF CAST LEAD URNS
    In the George I style, late 19th century
    The elongated campana shaped bodies with acanthus scrolled rims, surmounted by domed lids with pineapple finials, the bodies applied with friezes depicting bacchanalian scenes flanked by S-scrolled handles with eagle crestings, on circular domed bases with acanthus scrolled borders
    The tallest -- 33½ in. (85 cm.) high (2)


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    The bacchic cone-finialed krater vase, with eagle-headed and truss-scrolled handles, is wreathed by Roman foliage beneath a bas-relief, which features a youthful Silenus and his companions celebrating the Feast of Bacchus and is in the manner of François du Quesnoy (d.1643). A set of related vases, in the Louis Quatorze style of Daniel Marot (d.1752) is at Studley Park, Yorkshire (see L. Weaver, English Lead Work, London 1909, fig. 334). A comparable pair were offered at Christie's South Kensington on the 22 May 1990, lot 206.

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