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Auction Description for Bid & Hammer: Fine Art, Design & Lifestyle (SALE 0013)
Viewing Notes:
1st - 8th December 2012, 11am - 8.30pm (preferably by appointment only), Bid & Hammer Preview Hall - 11, Whitefield Main Road, Bangalore - 66
Sale Notes:
www.bidandhammer.com

Fine Art, Design & Lifestyle (SALE 0013)

by Bid & Hammer

Platinum House

140 lots with images

December 9, 2012

Live Auction

Dadha House, 136, 7th Main Road

5th Block, Jayanager

Bangalore, 560 041 India

Phone: +91 80 3202 9681/2

Fax: +91 80 2663 04000

Email: info@bidandhammer.com

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A fine wooden statue of a standing goddess Lakshmi

Lot 1: A fine wooden statue of a standing goddess Lakshmi

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Description: A fine wooden statue of a standing goddess Lakshmi, from south - India (probably Tamil Nadu), intricately carved with two hands holding the Conch and third hand raised to bless. The goddess Lakshmi is standing on a lotus with a tapered rectangular base. 17 in H

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A fine collection of rare Indian silver works

Lot 2: A fine collection of rare Indian silver works

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Description: A fine collection of rare Indian silver works: a) A marked, P. ORR & SONS, MADRAS, jewellers made salt & pepper holder, with 'Dancing Apsaras' all round on lion face and paw legs on circular base, with goddess Lakshmi on the lid. 3.5 in H, Approx Wt 130 gms b) A decorative silver arched frame with a peacock at the top, with all round floral decoration. 10 x 6 in, Approx Wt 214 gms c) A card case depicting the 'Dancing Shiva flanked by attendants' on one side and 'Ram, Lakshman & Sita in the forest' on the other side. 4 x 3 in, Approx Wt 157 gms

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A copper and silver cylindrical bowl

Lot 3: A copper and silver cylindrical bowl

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Description: A copper and silver cylindrical bowl, with all round dancing 'apsaras' with band of circular pattern borders on top and bottom, c. 1900. 4 in H x 6 in Dia

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A marble statue, probably from central India

Lot 4: A marble statue, probably from central India

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Description: A marble statue,probably from central India, of Lord Vishnu sitting on a Garuda avatar and a Nagdev flanked by two attendants holding whiskers on a pedestal, with an arched background. 18.8 in L x 13.2 in B

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A Victorian marble bust,of a girl on a flat shaped base

Lot 5: A Victorian marble bust,of a girl on a flat shaped base

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Description: A Victorian marble bust,of a girl on a flat shaped base. The bust is made of Italian white marble and variegated coloured marble. 9 in L x 5 in B x 9 in H

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An Italian marble figural sculpture

Lot 6: An Italian marble figural sculpture

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Description: AN ITALIAN marble figural sculpture, of a Victorian woman dressed in a bonnet and flowing dress. 38.5 in H

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A single tone dinanderie (Belgian brass) sculpture

Lot 7: A single tone dinanderie (Belgian brass) sculpture

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Description: A single tone dinanderie (Belgian brass) sculpture by Alexandre Kelety , depicting a gondola Venetian scene titled "Venice". Made in France, c. 1930, signed Etling Taris and also Kelety. 19 x 34 x 6.50 in

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An Art -Deco bronze Limousin (France) sculpture of Diana-The Huntress

Lot 8: An Art -Deco bronze Limousin (France) sculpture of Diana-The Huntress

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Description: An Art -Deco bronze Limousin (France) sculpture of Diana-The Huntress, in a kneeling posture with a bow in hand, on a designed marble base, c. 1920s. 17 x 19.5 x 5.20 in

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A companion pair of French art nouveau manner bronze plaques

Lot 9: A companion pair of French art nouveau manner bronze plaques

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Description: A companion pair of French art nouveau manner bronze plaques,with original hardwood frame, one depicting Bacchus with a putti, the other depicting Flora the goddess of Spring and Flowers, 19th century. 19.2 x 15.2 in (each)

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Dan Dailey (b. 1947) for DAUM FRANCE 'LE VENT', A PATE-DE-VERRE SCULPTURE

Lot 10: Dan Dailey (b. 1947) for DAUM FRANCE 'LE VENT', A PATE-DE-VERRE SCULPTURE

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Description: Dan Dailey (b. 1947) for DAUM FRANCE 'LE VENT', A PATE-DE-VERRE SCULPTURE 12 x 25.50 x 3.5 (depth) in

Condition Report: There is a slight chip on the left side of the base, near the signature

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Jamini Roy (1887 - 1972), Untitled (Standing Nude)

Lot 11: Jamini Roy (1887 - 1972), Untitled (Standing Nude)

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Description: Untitled (Standing Nude) oil on canvas Signed lower centre 18.20 x 5.50 in National Art Treasure. Non-Exportable

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Nandalal Bose (1882-1966), Untitled (Portrait of Mahaprabhu Sree Chaitanyadev)

Lot 12: Nandalal Bose (1882-1966), Untitled (Portrait of Mahaprabhu Sree Chaitanyadev)

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Description: Untitled (Portrait of Mahaprabhu Sree Chaitanyadev) watercolour on paper Signed lower left 11.80 x 8.60 in National Art Treasure. Non-Exportable ASI Reg. No. MKC/A.S.I/08-37

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Gaganendranath Tagore (1867-1938), Untitled (Cartoon)

Lot 13: Gaganendranath Tagore (1867-1938), Untitled (Cartoon)

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Description: Untitled (Cartoon) watercolour on paper Signed lower left 7.50 x 6.50 in National Art Treasure. Non-Exportable ASI Reg. No. MKC/A.S.I/08-30

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Maqbool Fida Husain (1915-2011), Untitled

Lot 14: Maqbool Fida Husain (1915-2011), Untitled

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Description: Untitled ink on paper Signed and dated 14/X/ 84 lower right 15 x 13 in

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Asit Kumar Haldar (1890 - 1964), Untitled (Radha & Krishna)

Lot 15: Asit Kumar Haldar (1890 - 1964), Untitled (Radha & Krishna)

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Description: Untitled (Radha & Krishna) gouache on paper Signed lower left 26 x 18.50 in

Condition Report: Small tear at bottom. Minute paint loss in few areas

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Raja Ravi Varma (1848-1906), Shiva

Lot 16: Raja Ravi Varma (1848-1906), Shiva

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Description: Shiva oil on canvas Signed and dated 1903 lower right 30 x 22 in National Art Treasure. Non-Exportable ASI Registration Number: JBP/MP/Reg. No. 985

Condition Report: The painting has been recently restored by Mr. Girish Koti of DWIJA Design & Art Conservation Centre

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Sakti Burman (b. 1935), Untitled

Lot 17: Sakti Burman (b. 1935), Untitled

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Description: Untitled watercolour on paper Signed lower centre right 19.30 x 25 in

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Maqbool Fida Husain (1915-2011), Untitled

Lot 18: Maqbool Fida Husain (1915-2011), Untitled

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Description: Untitled watercolour on paper Signed lower right 13.50 x 22 in

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Krishen Khanna (b. 1925), Untitled (Bandwala series)

Lot 19: Krishen Khanna (b. 1925), Untitled (Bandwala series)

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Description: Untitled (Bandwala series) mixed media on paper Signed lower left. 11 x 8.50 in

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Bikash Bhattacharjee (1940 - 2006), Joytchona

Lot 20: Bikash Bhattacharjee (1940 - 2006), Joytchona

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Description: Joytchona oil on canvas Signed and dated '89 lower left 46 x 46 in

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Maqbool Fida Husain (1915-2011), Untitled (Mother Teresa series)

Lot 21: Maqbool Fida Husain (1915-2011), Untitled (Mother Teresa series)

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Description: Untitled (Mother Teresa series) acrylic on canvas Signed & dated 005 upper right, also signed on the reverse 24 x 24 in

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Francis Newton Souza (1924 - 2002), Gentlemen

Lot 22: Francis Newton Souza (1924 - 2002), Gentlemen

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Description: Gentlemen pen & ink on newsprint Signed & dated '67 upper right 22.75 x 16.25 in

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Francis Newton Souza (1924 - 2002), Landscape

Lot 23: Francis Newton Souza (1924 - 2002), Landscape

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Description: Landscape oil on canvas Signed and dated 87 upper right 15 x 47.30 in

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K. Ramanujam (1941-1973), Untitled

Lot 24: K. Ramanujam (1941-1973), Untitled

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Description: Untitled colour dyes on cotton fabric Unsigned 19.50 x 41 in

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Mahadev Vishwanath Dhurandhar (1867-1944), Untitled (The Coronation)

Lot 25: Mahadev Vishwanath Dhurandhar (1867-1944), Untitled (The Coronation)

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Description: Untitled (The Coronation) watercolour on paper Signed and dated 1911 lower right 17 x 27 in

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Krishnaji Howlaji Ara (1914-1985), Untitled (Still Life)

Lot 26: Krishnaji Howlaji Ara (1914-1985), Untitled (Still Life)

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Description: Untitled (Still Life) watercolour on paper Signed lower right 28.50 x 20 in

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Krishnaji Howlaji Ara (1914-1985), Untitled (Semi-nude Watermelon Seller)

Lot 27: Krishnaji Howlaji Ara (1914-1985), Untitled (Semi-nude Watermelon Seller)

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Description: Untitled (Semi-nude Watermelon Seller) watercolour on paper Signed lower left 29.50 x 21.60 in

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Nalini Malini (b. 1946), Pregnancy

Lot 28: Nalini Malini (b. 1946), Pregnancy

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Description: Pregnancy watercolour on paper Signed and dated July 85 lower left 10.50 x 14 in

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Kattingeri Krishna Hebbar (1911-1966), Untitled (Fish Sellers)

Lot 29: Kattingeri Krishna Hebbar (1911-1966), Untitled (Fish Sellers)

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Description: Untitled (Fish Sellers) oil on canvas Signed lower right 30 x 26 in

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Ganesh Pyne (b. 1937), Untitled

Lot 30: Ganesh Pyne (b. 1937), Untitled

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Description: Untitled tempera & gouache on board Signed and dated 2009 lower left (in Bengali) 17.50 x 13.50 in

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Johnstone (J.W.D.), Gwalior, 1905

Lot 31: Johnstone (J.W.D.), Gwalior, 1905

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Description: Johnstone (J.W.D.), Gwalior, 1905, nd. pub. Bumpus Ltd., c.1905, eleven colour plates of cavalry, forty photogravures with titled tissue guards, top edge gilt, remainder untrimmed, original gilt decoration on blue cloth with arms of Gwalior and Prince of Wales' crests. When in December 1905, the Prince of Wales' hunting visit to Nepal was suddenly cancelled, the Maharaja of Gwalior was pleased to offer a five day hunting visit to Gwalior and this book is an account of that visit. This copy has been signed and dated 1908 by the fifth Maharaja of Gwalior, Madho Rao Scindia, pp 138. 11.75 x 9 in

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A beautiful 1916 antiquarian book set of Tagore's works

Lot 32: A beautiful 1916 antiquarian book set of Tagore's works

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Description: A beautiful 1916 antiquarian boo k set of Tagore's works (with one volume signed by Tagore himself) THE GARDENER THE HUNGRY STONES and Other Stories GITANJALI: Song Offerings CHITRA: A Play in One Act SADHANA: The Realisation of Life FRUIT GATHERING SONGS OF KABIR THE CRESCENT MOON: Child-Poems THE POST OFFICE THE KING OF THE DARK CHAMBER 8 x 5.50 in (each)

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A Sevres mantel vase

Lot 33: A Sevres mantel vase

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Description: A Sevres mantel vase, decorated with a romantic figural scene in a reserved panel on a royal blue ground with gilt detail and ormolu mounts. 18.80 in H

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A three-piece garniture of Sevres-style vases

Lot 34: A three-piece garniture of Sevres-style vases

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Description: A three-piece garniture of Sevres-style vases,comprising a pair of lidded urns and a matching bowl, all decorated with romantic figure scenes in reserved panels on cobalt blue grounds with ormolu detail, marked and inscribed. 12.50 in H (urns) and 7 in H x 5.8 in Dia (bowl)

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A European (probably Austrian) mantel timepiece

Lot 35: A European (probably Austrian) mantel timepiece

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Description: A European (probably Austrian) mantel timepiece, 19th century, with pink, white & gilt detailed ceramic case with bird surmount. 16 in L x 9 in B

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A European (probably Austrian) lidded urn

Lot 36: A European (probably Austrian) lidded urn

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Description: A European (probably Austrian )lidded urn, 19th century ceramic with pink ground applied floral and foliate decoration in white and colours on marble slab base. 14.50 in H x 5 in Dia

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A pair of Royal Satsuma male & female figures

Lot 37: A pair of Royal Satsuma male & female figures

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Description: A pair of Royal Satsuma male & female figures, both with flowing robes & decorated in colours with gilt highlights. 17.50 in H (female figure) and 14 in H (male figure)

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A Royal Satsuma -Ware cottage

Lot 38: A Royal Satsuma -Ware cottage

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Description: A Royal Satsuma -Ware cottage,marked at the base, with painted and gilt decorated windows and doors, the upper storey with open gallery beneath naturalistically represented thatched roof, 19th Century. 12 in L x 16 in B

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A Satsuma vase

Lot 39: A Satsuma vase

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Description: A Satsuma vase, decorated with figures in a panel surrounded by a midnight blue ground. 27.20 in H x 8.50 in Dia

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A Chinese Qing period vase

Lot 40: A Chinese Qing period vase

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Description: A Chinese Qing period vase, probably late 19th century, with crackle glaze, with decorated figures in colours, with indistinct mark at bottom. 23 in H x 8.30 in Dia

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A magnificent Indian silver palanquin

Lot 41: A magnificent Indian silver palanquin

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Description: A magnificent Indian silver palanquin,all-over worked traditional designs of flowering trailing tendrils, detailed with elephant head cast finials, with dismountable bearings. 26 in L x 76 in B x 15 in H

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A very fine pair of Indian silver & gold gilted ceremonial chairs

Lot 42: A very fine pair of Indian silver & gold gilted ceremonial chairs

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Description: A very fine pair of Indian silver & gold gilted ceremonial chairs, in the 19th century manner with heavy silver embossed carving with floral pattern throughout front and back, the conjoined 'C' scroll backs each with an intricately carved decorative floral central boss, open arms, bold cabriole front legs with lion paw feet, and plush red velvet fabric seats hand embroidered in gold thread and inter-sewed with real Basara Pearls, Rubies, Emeralds & Cats Eye in running floral design with a central motif of flower pot surrounded by oval border. 28 in L x 24 in B x 47 in H

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An Art -Deco greyhound set of two silver plated inkwells

Lot 43: An Art -Deco greyhound set of two silver plated inkwells

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Description: An Art -Deco greyhound set of two silver plated inkwells, by Grigio, c. 1930s, marked D&A.....EPNS and numbered G6129 at the bottom. 4.5 x 11 x 7 in

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A very rare & impressive traditional Indian silver ceremonial cushioned 'paata' or settee

Lot 44: A very rare & impressive traditional Indian silver ceremonial cushioned 'paata' or settee

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Description: A very rare & impressive traditional Indian silver ceremonial cushioned 'paata ' or settee, with four claw feet on the square base that has intricate foliage work all around. Made in Rajasthan probably between 1880 - 1900, this settee has been hand casted. 23 x 23 in and 10 in H

Condition Report: The cushion brocade fabric was replaced in the 1930s

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A decorative keepsake brass chest

Lot 45: A decorative keepsake brass chest

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Description: A decorative keepsake brass chest,of serpentine outline, fitted with three long drawers. 6.5 in L x 9 in B x 5.20 in Depth

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A Victorian Coromandel fitted vanity box

Lot 46: A Victorian Coromandel fitted vanity box

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Description: A Victorian Coromandel fitted vanity box, with silver mounted glass bottles, brushes and handled implements. 6.75 in L x 12 in B x 9 in Depth

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A Majolica Jardiniere stand in blue & white

Lot 47: A Majolica Jardiniere stand in blue & white

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Description: A Majolica Jardiniere stand in blue & white, heavily embossed with ribbons of flowers and faces of four goats on all sides, with each tier of columns having half flower band, with fluted ribs intersecting with full flowers, with the base with lion faces on four sides of the elevated and ribbed circular base. 32.40 in H x 14.50 in Dia

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A Majolica Jardiniere stand

Lot 48: A Majolica Jardiniere stand

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Description: A Majolica Jardiniere stand, heavily embossed with ribbons of flowers and faces of four goats on all sides, with each tier of columns having half flower band, with fluted ribs intersecting with full flowers, with the base with lion faces on four sides of the elevated and ribbed circular base. 32.40 in H x 14.50 in Dia

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A French bronze sculpture depicting two gilded cocks fighting

Lot 49: A French bronze sculpture depicting two gilded cocks fighting

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Description: A French bronze sculpture depicting two gilded cocks fighting, on gilt-bronze and marble base, 19th century. 16 in H and 21 in Dia

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A decorative French mantle clock

Lot 50: A decorative French mantle clock

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Description: A decorative French mantle clock, with a twin fusee movement. The clock has a variegated marble case, enamelled dial, original metal mounts, original bezel, pendulum and key. 16 in H

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