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A PAIR OF BRONZE TWIN-HANDLED URNS
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A PAIR OF BRONZE TWIN-HANDLED URNS

AFTER THE MODEL DESIGNED BY CLAUDE BALLIN (1615-1678) FOR VERSAILLES, LATE 20TH CENTURY

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A PAIR OF BRONZE TWIN-HANDLED URNS
AFTER THE MODEL DESIGNED BY CLAUDE BALLIN (1615-1678) FOR VERSAILLES, LATE 20TH CENTURY
Each of baluster form with raised handles cast with Janus heads and boars masks, the sides with shells, Greek key and oak leaf decoration, on a fluted stem and square platform base
38½in. (97.8cm.) high (2)
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This pair of urns are after one of thirteen different pairs of urns of larger size made for the marble parapets separating the Parterre du Nord from the Parterre du Midi at Versailles, where they are still in position. Claude Ballin (1615-1678), goldsmith to Louis XIV was commissioned to design the ensemble which were then modelled by Legendre, Magniere, Tuby and Anguier and cast by Duval after 1665.

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