9 October 2013
A PAIR OF RESTAURATION ORMOLU AND ROUGE GRIOTTE MARBLE URNS
Each with pierced lid and cast relief of dancing classical maidens and putti
18 in. (46 cm.) high (2)
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 16 June 1995, lot 86.
Yves Mikaeloff; Christie's, New York, 21 May 1997, lot 412.
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A similar pair of vases in the Pilaster Room at Pavlovsk is illustrated A. Kuchumov, Pavlovsk Palace and Park, St. Petersburg, 1975, no. 201. Another pair now in the Hermitage Museum was supplied to Emperor Paul I by the dealer Guillaume Culot.
Please note that these marble urns are Restauration, circa 1825.
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