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Louis-Ernest Barrias (French, 1841-1905)

Auction:
2481
Lot:
356
Sold for:
$50,363$42,500

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2481
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 24, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

Louis-Ernest Barrias (French, 1841-1905), Silver and Ivory-mounted Figure of an Allegorical Maiden, Mysterious and Veiled 'Nature' Uncovering Herself Before Science, c. 1893-1908, Susse Freres foundry, part-gilt silver body with carved ivory face, torso, and hands, and mounted with lapis lazuli accents, signed to the hem of her robe, bearing French .950 silver hallmarks, on a porphyry base, ht. 16 in.

Note: A similar example is in the collection of The Walters Art Museum of Baltimore, Maryland.
Estimate $7,000-9,000

Shrinkage lines to both sides of torso, face and left arm; silver tarnished

Keywords

Veiled 'Nature' Uncovering, Louis-Ernest Barrias, Susse Freres foundry, The Walters Art Museum of Baltimore, Gemstones, Lapis lazuli

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