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French Silver Two-handled Urn

Auction:
2975B
Lot:
196
Sold for:
$431$350

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2975B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
January 12, 2017 4:00PM

Description:

French Silver Two-handled Urn, Paris, 1819-38, D.G. Garreau, maker, with a reticulated frame featuring a parade of cupids each riding a dog and carrying a torch, ht. 9 1/8 in., approx. 20.7 troy oz.
Estimate $300-500

In good overall condition, no breaks or restorations. Rocks slightly on feet. Lacking original liner and cover.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Paris, Cupid, Fauna of Asia, Garreau, Reticulated python, Sexuality in ancient Rome

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