11 April 2007
A French ormolu-mounted fleur de pecher marble jardiniere
By Robert Frères, Paris, Last Quarter 19th Century
Of bulbous outline, applied with a pair of scrolled handles, the the spirally-gadrooned body hung with floral garlands and three playful putti, on spreading foot engraved ROBERT/SCULPTEUR, on a square plinth with paw feet
28¾ in. (73 cm.) high
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Another vase of this same model, also signed by Robert, sold Sotheby's New York, 27 April 2006, lot 148 ($54,000).
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