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A PAIR OF GEORGE III GILT-BRONZE AND PATINATED-BRONZE CASSOLETTES
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A PAIR OF GEORGE III GILT-BRONZE AND PATINATED-BRONZE CASSOLETTES

LATE 18TH CENTURY

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A PAIR OF GEORGE III GILT-BRONZE AND PATINATED-BRONZE CASSOLETTES
LATE 18TH CENTURY
Each with ovoid body surmounted by a domed oak leaf-wrapped lid with plumed and berried foliage finial, reversing into circular waisted nozzles, the rim decorated with ram's heads on monopodia supports terminating in hoof feet and a circular stepped base
10 in. (25 cm.) high (2)
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Lot Essay

The George III bronze vases, concealing candle-nozzles in domed lids, are conceived in the French/antique manner inspired by the Grecian lantern. Displayed on stepped plinths, the thyrsus-finialed and pillar-supported urns are cradled in bacchic altar-tripods with ram monopodia, while tasselled chains originally hung from laurel-tied ram-heads wreathing their rims. While related bronze vases were sold anonymously, Christie's, London, 6 November 1986, lot 63, they were usually executed with white marble 'egg' bodies, such as those from the Fermor-Hesketh Collection, sold Christie's, London, 7 July 1988, lot 2.
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