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A PAIR OF EMPIRE ORMOLU AND PATINATED BRONZE CENTREPIECES, en suite with the preceding lot, each with foliage-turned associated diamond-point cut-glass tapering bowl above a pierced frieze and supported by three female caryatid winged monopodiae enclosing a spreading concave-fronted triangular plinth surmounted by a flaming urn finial, upon a concave-fronted plinth base, one bowl replaced, possibly Viennese

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A PAIR OF EMPIRE ORMOLU AND PATINATED BRONZE CENTREPIECES, en suite with the preceding lot, each with foliage-turned associated diamond-point cut-glass tapering bowl above a pierced frieze and supported by three female caryatid winged monopodiae enclosing a spreading concave-fronted triangular plinth surmounted by a flaming urn finial, upon a concave-fronted plinth base, one bowl replaced, possibly Viennese
10½in. (27cm.) diam.; 19¼in. (49cm.) high

Lot Essay

A related Athenienne with a torch-bearing figure of Hymen applied to the spreading triangular stem is in the Karlsruhe Badisches Landesmuseum (G3785, illustrated in H.Ottomeyer and P.Proschel Vergoldete Bronzen, Munich 1986, vol. 2, p.362, fig. 5.12.1). A closely related pair of Brûle parfums were in the Fribourg Collection were sold at Sotheby's, London, 17 October 1963, lot 645
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