A Napoleon III gilt-bronze and Bleu Turquin marble flower stand
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A Napoleon III gilt-bronze and Bleu Turquin marble flower stand

BY JULES GRAUX, CIRCA 1867

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A Napoleon III gilt-bronze and Bleu Turquin marble flower stand
By Jules Graux, Circa 1867
Surmounted by a circular bowl issuing three laurel handles, above a fluted socle with a Vitruvian scroll frieze, supported by a partially fluted central stem, flanked by three uprights joined by flower swags, with three bird heads each holding a laurel handle, on hoof feet, on a shaped stepped circular base, on three square feet
73 in. (185.5 cm.)
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Lot Essay

In the Great Exhibition catalogue, "The two works on this page are productions in bronze, executed by M. Jules Graux, a distinguished bronze manufacturer of Paris. (...) The STAND OF FLOWERS also adorns the same edifice (the Kiosque of the Emperor), and is another of the fine works of M. Jules Graux", p. 106.
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