23 February 2006
A Napoleon III ormolu-mounted rouge griotte marble jardiniere
By Ferdinand Barbedienne, Paris, Third quarter 19th Century
Of oval shape, the egg-and-dart rim above a spreading fluted neck and bulbous body applied with scrolled acanthus and shells and with a pair of foliate loop handles, one signed F. BARBEDIENNE, on spreading foot and square plinth
12¾ in. (32.3 cm.) high; 24½ in. (62.2 cm.) wide; 15¾ in. (40 cm.) deep
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