17 juillet 2010

A pair of French ormolu-mounted porphyry ewers. Circa 1870, in the manner of Pierre Gouthière

A pair of French ormolu-mounted porphyry ewers. Circa 1870, in the manner of Pierre Gouthière. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Each of slender ovoid form with dolphin handle and mask spout, on a circular base, 26¾ in. (68 cm.) high (2). Estimate £25,000 - £40,000. Price Realized £46,850. Provenance: Mrs. Derek Fitzgerald, Sotheby's London, 22 November 1963, lot 113. Notes: This elegant pair of porphyry vases are enriched with jewel-like ormolu mounts in the manner of Pierre Gouthière (1732-1814), who executed... [Lire la suite]
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