6 - 7 July 2005
A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU AND SILVERED-BRONZE CHENETS
Each with a seated putto emblematic of Winter, the girl with floral garland in her hair, seated on a stepped spreading panelled plinth cast with applied icicles, on part-reeded bun feet, one with cast-in number '20' and letters 'CC'
11¾ in. (30 cm.) high; 9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) wide (2)
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In the Inventory of the Palais Bourbon in 1779, Un feu orné de deux enfants qui se chauffent, sur leurs socle doré d'or moulu is listed in the bed-chamber of the prince de Condé.
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