14 - 15 April 2011
PROPERTY FROM A PARK AVENUE COLLECTION (LOT 390)
A PAIR OF WILLIAM IV ORMOLU WINE-COOLERS
Each with shell-cast rim and spreading edge cast with flower garlands above a campana form body with an applied coat-of-arms for Foley of Prestwood, flanked by double entwined grapevine handles joined by pierced vines and grape clusters, raised on a foliate-cast shaped base
11¾ in. (30 cm.) high (2)
Probably supplied to Edward Thomas Foley (1791-1846) of Stoke Edith, Herefordshire or his brother, John Hodgetts Foley (later Hodgetts-Foley) (1797-1861) of Prestwood, Staffordshire.
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An identical pair of wine-coolers, also bearing arms for Foley and Hodgetts, was sold at Christie's, New York, 11 October 2007, lot 80 ($67,000).
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