14 December 2000
AN ORMOLU-MOUNTED AMARANTH AND BURR-ELM GUERIDON
Possibly German, mid-19th Century
The square canted top with pierced gallery, with central French jasperware plaque of classical youths, the frieze mounted with paterae and fitted with a leather-lined slide, on turned ormolu uprights headed with winged putto caryatids and with foliate-cast toupie feet, joined by an undertier inlaid centrally with a rosette, the underside of the top with paper label inscribed in ink 'III a 2023'
29 in. (74 cm.) high; 9 in. (23 cm.) wide; 9 in. (23 cm.) deep
Probably as lot 1.
Rothschild inv. no(s). not known.
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The antique style bas-relief jasperware plaque depicts Venus's sacred rose-bush attended by her Graces, whose festive dance is led by the nature deity's son Cupid.
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