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    Sale 7445

    Important European Furniture, Sculpture and Tapestries

    6 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 223

    A PAIR OF ITALIAN ORMOLU-MOUNTED LIDDED PORPHYRY URNS

    CIRCA 1830

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    Estimate

    A PAIR OF ITALIAN ORMOLU-MOUNTED LIDDED PORPHYRY URNS
    CIRCA 1830
    Each of ovoid shape with waisted neck and out-scrolled rim surmounted by an arched and foliate-wrapped lid terminating in a berried finial, flanked by faceted handles issuing from fruiting foliage and suspending rose garlands, the leaf-wrapped base above a waisted socle with circular spreading foot, on a fruited laurel wreath and a square stepped plinth with stylised leaf-tip edge
    22½ in. (57 cm.) high (2)


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