22 November 2000
A FRENCH SILVER TROPHY
MAKER'S MARK OF CHRISTOFLE, PARIS, CIRCA 1910
THE SHAPED CIRCULAR BASE ON FOUR SCROLL FEET AND TWO OXHEAD AND HOOF FEET, WITH TWO DEEP WELLS, WITH CENTRAL FLUTED COLUMN STEM APPLIED WITH CORNUCOPIAE AND SURMOUNTED BY THE PARTLY-DRAPED FIGURE OF A SHEPHERD HOLDING A SHEAF OF WHEAT, THE STEM FLANKED BY TWO RAMS AND TWO EWES, THE STEM WITH INSCRIPTION, MARKED ON BASE AND STEM, THE BASE ENGRAVED 'CHRISTOFLE & CIE'
21½in. (55cm.) high
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Specialist Sarah Reynolds highlights the sumptuous work of the Pre-Raphaelites’ second and third generations
Specialist Camille de Foresta explains how these two large beasts were made some 1,000 years ago to accompany their Chinese owner into the afterlife