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    Sale 2172

    Important European Furniture, Works of Art, Ceramics, Tapestries and Oriental Carpets

    9 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 198

    A PAIR OF RUSSIAN ORMOLU AND PATINATED BRONZE URNS

    SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY, THE HANDLES ASSOCIATED AND PROBABLY FRENCH

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF RUSSIAN ORMOLU AND PATINATED BRONZE URNS
    SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY, THE HANDLES ASSOCIATED AND PROBABLY FRENCH
    Each vase with pierced lid and a pair of dragon-form handles, the frieze depicting figures engaged in rural activities
    19½ in. (49.5 cm.) high, 9½ in. (24 cm.) wide (2)


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    Provenance

    Joseph P. Davies and Marjorie Merriweather Post, acquired in Moscow in the 1930's.
    By descent.