London, South Kensington
12 June 2002
A French gilt and patinated bronze model of the Albani Vase, second half 19th century
After the Antique, stamped VP above a crown, on a stepped octagonal white marble base
9½in. (24.2cm.) high, 10¾in. (27.3cm.) across
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Probably cast by Victor Paillard, Paris. Although best known as a bronze founder, Paillard (1805-1886) also created and produced his own sculptures and groups, and designed and made chenets, candelabra, other decorative objects and clocks.
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The estimate should read £1200-1800.
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