16 June 2004
This lot is offered without a reserve
A section of the "Dolphin" frieze from the First Class smoking room on the R.M.S. Mauretania
this piece of frieze is carved from a single piece of French walnut and depicts dolphins supporting a scallop shell on the right side and another supporting a torchier on the left side. At the center is an ancanthus decoration supported by a scroll motif
6 x 28 1/8 in. (15.2 x 71.3 cm.)
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