London, South Kensington
24 February 2009
A PAIR OF FRENCH GILT-BRONZE CHENETS
OF REGENCE STYLE, LATE 19TH CENTURY
Each cast as a female sphinx, on inward scrolling bases centred by lion masks
16½ in. (42 cm.) high; 11 in. (28 cm.) wide (2)
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An identical pair of chenets from circa 1730 and now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, are illustrated in H. Ottomeyer & P. Pröschel, Vergoldete Bronzen, vol. I, Munich, 1986, pp. 72, ill. 1.01.15.
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