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A PAIR OF LOUIS XV ORMOLU AND PATINATED-BRONZE PRESSE-PAPIERS
A PAIR OF LOUIS XV ORMOLU AND PATINATED-BRONZE PRESSE-PAPIERS
A PAIR OF LOUIS XV ORMOLU AND PATINATED-BRONZE PRESSE-PAPIERS
A PAIR OF LOUIS XV ORMOLU AND PATINATED-BRONZE PRESSE-PAPIERS
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A PAIR OF LOUIS XV ORMOLU AND PATINATED-BRONZE PRESSE-PAPIERS

PROBABLY MID-18TH CENTURY

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A PAIR OF LOUIS XV ORMOLU AND PATINATED-BRONZE PRESSE-PAPIERS
PROBABLY MID-18TH CENTURY
Each modelled as a recumbent lion with a paw atop a globe on a rocky base
4 ½ in. (11.5 cm.) high; 6 ¼ in. (16 cm.) wide
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Lot Essay

An identical pair of finely chased lion presse-papiers in ormolu as opposed to patinated bronze is now at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris (inv. 27174 A -B). This pair was bequeathed to the Museum by Marie Adèle Martin Leroy (1852-1929), daughter of the art collector Victor Prosper Martin-Leroy (1842-1918) and in honor of her son Jacques Martin-Leroy (1876-1915). A further pair of ormolu presse papiers of this model sold Christie's London, 13 November 2019, lot 3 (£27,500).

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