A French ormolu-mounted Jasper-ware and rouge Griotte marble garniture
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A French ormolu-mounted Jasper-ware and rouge Griotte marble garniture

BY ERNEST ROYER, PARIS, CIRCA 1867

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A French ormolu-mounted Jasper-ware and rouge Griotte marble garniture
By Ernest Royer, Paris, Circa 1867
Comprising a centre-piece and a pair of six-light candelabra; the centre-piece surmounted by an oval rim, the navette-shaped body with a rose and foliage frieze, centred to the front and back by a ribbon-tied medallion plaque of a fairy, flanked to each side by a female bust, above a spreading acanthus socle, above a shaped base, flanked to each side by a pine cone, on two paw and two foliate feet; the candelabra en suite, two lower drip-pans numbered 1009
The centre-piece: 19¾ in. (50 cm.) high; 24 in. (61 cm.) wide; 14 in. (36 cm.) deep;
The candelabra: each 28¾ in. (73 cm.) high
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No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.

Lot Essay

The design for this centre-piece is illustrated in the 1867 Paris Great Exhibition catalogue, p. 276. In the catalogue, Ernest Royer is refered to as '... whose show, though not extensive, is of great excellence. His productions are of bronze gilt, and the gilding cannot fail to attract notice by its purity and richness. They are all carefully and elaborately finished, while the designs are obviously from the bests artists. M. Ernest Royer aims at special excellence in the style that belongs to a late period of Art; his works are essentially French, but they are pure in design, and very attractive as compositions' (p. 74).
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