19 March 2008
A SET OF FOUR FRENCH ORMOLU TWIN-LIGHT WALL-APPLIQUES
CAST BY HENRI VIAN, PARIS, LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
Each with pierced harp-shaped back with fan-finial and bearded mask boss, issuing two 'S'-scroll branches terminating in gadrooned drip-pans and turned nozzles, signed H. Vian to the left side
21 in. (53 cm.) high (4)
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