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    Sale 7812

    Belgravia and Lake Geneva - Two European Collections

    14 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 193

    A PAIR OF LARGE FRENCH GILT-BRONZE FIGURES OF THE SEASONS

    CIRCA 1890

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF LARGE FRENCH GILT-BRONZE FIGURES OF THE SEASONS
    CIRCA 1890
    Representing Ceres and Pomona, personifications of Summer and Autumn
    78 in. (198 cm.) high; 30 in. (76 cm.) wide; 23 in. (59 cm.) deep; and 76 in. (193 cm.) high; 34 in. (86.5 cm.) wide; 23 in. (59 cm.) deep (2)


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    Garlanded nymphs emblematic of The Seasons of Summer and Autumn bear Ceres' cornucopia and Bacchic vines, while also serving to evoke the Elements of Earth and Water. The former stands beside corn and the latter beside a water-issuing urn.

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