19 March 2008
A PAIR OF NAPOLEON III ORMOLU AND PATINATED BRONZE CHENETS
THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
Each modelled as a putto spearing a winged sea-monster with a trident, on scrolling rocaille-cast base
16½ in. (42 cm.) high; 19¼ in. (49 cm.) wide (2)
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A pair of chenets of identical design were sold in these rooms, 27 September 2007, lot 208 (£12,500).
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