5 July 2007
A CHARLES X ORMOLU EIGHT-LIGHT CENTREPIECE
ATTRIBUTED TO PIERRE-PHILIPPE THOMIRE, CIRCA 1830
The pierced foliate-cast everted rim issuing scrolling branches with lotus drip-pans and circular nozzles above a lotus-cast bowl, on winged monopodiae supports centred by a flaming stem, on an eared circular base decorated with vine and stiff leaf
21 in. (54 cm.) high; 22 in. (56 cm.) diameter
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Pierre-Jean, dit Pierre-Philippe Thomire (1751-1833), maître in 1772.
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