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    Sale 7524

    Turin London Corfu The Collection of Giorgio Marsan and Umberta Nasi Volume II Session II

    12 - 13 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 402

    A PAIR OF ORMOLU FIGURES OF MUSICIANS

    CIRCA 1820, PROBABLY ITALIAN

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    A PAIR OF ORMOLU FIGURES OF MUSICIANS
    CIRCA 1820, PROBABLY ITALIAN
    Each standing on a rectangular shaped stepped base centred by a trophy with gardening elements
    9¾ in. (25 cm.) high (2)


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    The 'bronze' garniture, conceived in the French early l9th Century fashion as appropriate companions for a mantelpiece clock, evoke the pastoral life and Summer Season. A festive gardener with rustic pipes, and garden maid with hurdy gurdy dance, on altar-pedestals, whose bas-relief tablets comprise vine-wreathed and corn-enriched trophies of farm implements.

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