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Lot 377: A 19th century French ormolu jardiniere, H.9in.
November 29, 2016
Lewes, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: A 19th century French ormolu jardiniere, supported by four figures of blackamoors, H.9in.
Width 17.5 inches
Height 9.25 inches
Depth 12.5 inches
The item would benefit from a good clean overall, the top pierced section has some visible verdigris in parts, the jardiniere body itself is in good order, all four figures are intact with no visible signs of any damage, however there is some loss to the patina on each of hem in the form of worn gilding or patches of wear, the base of the copper lining has become completely detached from the top section and is quite dirty with visible verdigris also.
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