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A PAIR OF REGENCE ORMOLU CHENETS
CIRCA 1725, IN THE MANNER OF CHARLES CRESSENT
Each in the form of a recumbent sphynx on a rocaille ground, on double C-scrolled bases centred by a lion's mask; regilt
12 in. (30.5 cm.) high; 13 ½ in. (34.5 cm.) wide; 21 ½ in. (54.5 cm.) deep

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An identical pair of chenets are now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and illustrated in H. Ottomeyer & P. Pröschel, Vergoldete Bronzen, vol. I, Munich, 1986, pp. 72, ill. 1.01.15.

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