20 April 2007
A PAIR OF CHARLES X PATINATED-BRONZE AND ORMOLU VASES
ONE EARLY 19TH CENTURY, THE OTHER LATER, BOTH NOW CONVERTED TO LAMPS
With a laurel and floral-cast rim above an urn-form support with merman handles on a further plinth base, with a central trophy of gardening tools
14 in. (35.5 cm.) high as urns; 27 in. (68.5 cm.) high as lamps (2)
Sotheby's, Amsterdam, 16 November 2004, lot 536.
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