20 April 2007
A PAIR OF NORTH EUROPEAN ORMOLU-MOUNTED SODALITE AND WHITE MARBLE CUPS ON STANDS
LATE 18TH EARLY 19TH CENTURY, THE INTERIORS OF THE LION MASKS WITH ERASED MARKS POSSIBLY INDICATING THEY ARE OF A LATER DATE
Each with a pinecone and laurel leaf-cast finial, on lion headed legs ending in paw feet, joined by a swagged chain, on a further shaped base and turned feet, each inscribed in black paint '7453' and one bearing a paper label inscribed '7453', the mounts all retaining mercury gilding
9½ in. (23.5 cm.) high, 5½ in. (14 cm.) wide (2)
with Dalva Brothers, New York, 10 July 1963.
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