• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 2203

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe Including Carpets from The Corcoran Gallery of Art

    24 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 175

    A SET OF FOUR REGENCE BRONZE MOUNTS ON BLACK MARBLE PLAQUES

    THE BRONZES EARLY 18TH CENTURY, THE MARBLE PLAQUES 20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A SET OF FOUR REGENCE BRONZE MOUNTS ON BLACK MARBLE PLAQUES
    THE BRONZES EARLY 18TH CENTURY, THE MARBLE PLAQUES 20TH CENTURY
    After the models by André-Charles Boulle depicting the four seasons, each bronze stamped with the 'C' couronné poinçon, one with paper label inscribed '126' and another with label to reverse inscribed 'No. 2', Bacchus lacking his tree trunk
    16 in. (40.5 cm.) high, 12¼ in. (31 cm.) deep (4)


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    The 'C' couronné poinçon was a tax mark used on any alloy containing copper between March 1745 and February 1749.

    These bronze allegories of the seasons (Saturn, Ceres, Bacchus, Flora) were used by Boulle frequently on various types of furniture. Notably, they appear on a set of four cabinets by André-Charles Boulle in Versailles, illustrated in P. Arizzoli-Clémentel, Versailles: Furniture of the Royal Palace, 17th and 18th Centuries, vol. 2, Dijon, 2002, pp. 36-37.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A NEW YORK COLLECTOR (LOT 175)