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    Sale 5345

    Christie's Interiors

    22 January 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 519

    A RESTAURATION GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED CHINESE CELADON PORCELAIN POT-POURRI VASE

    THE PORCELAIN 18TH CENTURY, THE MOUNTS BY ALPHONSE GIROUX, CIRCA 1830

    Price Realised  

    A RESTAURATION GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED CHINESE CELADON PORCELAIN POT-POURRI VASE
    THE PORCELAIN 18TH CENTURY, THE MOUNTS BY ALPHONSE GIROUX, CIRCA 1830
    The pierced ovolo and ribbon-tied rim with acanthus capped twin handles, on writhen fluted base with laurel wreath border, engraved on base MAISON ALPH. GIROUX. PARIS
    8½in. (21.5cm.) high


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    The Maison Alphonse Giroux was established in 1799 by Francois-Simon-Alphonse Giroux (d. 1848), and specialised in the production and sale of small items of furniture and objects d'art. The firm was responsible for the bedroom suite supplied to Charles X in 1826. In 1838, the company was taken over by Giroux's two sons, Alphonse-Gustave (d. 1886) and Andri (d. 1874), who traded under the name of Giroux & Cie, showing and frequently winning medals at the Exposition des produits de l'industrie Frangaise. In 1867 the business was taken over by Duvinage and Harrinckouk.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A NOBLEMAN


    Post Lot Text

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