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French Ormolu Figural Jardiniere

Auction:
2631B
Lot:
422
Sold for:
$16,800$14,000

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2631B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
January 12, 2013 10:00AM

Description:

French Ormolu Figural Jardiniere, 19th century, the oval openwork basket with band of fruiting grapevine supported by two women wearing sheepskin pelts, on a rectangular base with Neoclassical mounts and four scrolled bracket feet, unmarked, ht. 25 in.
Estimate $600-800

Darkening and rubbing to gilding with some verdigris. Both women with loose arms. Basket not misshapen or damaged, but with some replaced screws, and slightly wobblely due to design, not wear. Dents and wear to removable copper liner.

Keywords

Gilding, Gold, Metalworking, Ormolu, Porcelain, Sheep

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