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A pair of Régence gilt-bronze mounted tortoiseshell brass inlaid premiére-partie boulle marquetry câche-pots circa 1720
LOT SOLD. 62,500 GBP (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)
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A pair of Régence gilt-bronze mounted tortoiseshell brass inlaid premiére-partie boulle marquetry câche-pots circa 1720
LOT SOLD. 62,500 GBP (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)
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Details & Cataloguing

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A pair of Régence gilt-bronze mounted tortoiseshell brass inlaid premiére-partie boulle marquetry câche-pots circa 1720
of circular shape, the front and sides inlaid with scrolling foliage, with a foliate bronze cast rim and base, flanked by two handles with mermaids with entwined tails 
18cm. high, 28cm. wide, 18cm. deep; 7¼in., 11in., 7¼in.
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Literature

One photographed in the Red Drawing Room, Crewe House, London, circa 1937.
West Horsley Place, Surrey, Inventory, 1938, Vol. 1, p.70, in the Drawing Room; 12” circular antique buhl tortoiseshell and brass Jardinières with woman figures as gilt handles. £40. 

COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

Pierre Kjellberg, Objets montés, Paris, Les Editions de l’Amateur, 2000, p.43.

Daniel Alcouffe, et al., Gilt bronzes in the Louvre, Dijon, Editions Faton, 1994, p.15.

Catalogue Note

A pair of similar câche-pots, in contrepartie marquetry with mother-of-pearl and coloured tortoiseshell was in the collection Hubert de Givenchy (Christie’s Monaco, 4th December 1993, ex-collection Baron de Montesquieu Fezensac, lot 11, FF999,000). Another pair of Boulle marquetry cache-pots but with satyr-masks handles was sold with Sotheby's London, 3rd December 1997, lot 82 (£27,600).

Régence mounted Chinese porcelain vases using similar model of handles with mermaids are known, as the pair of covered vases from Château Saint-Cloud, now in the Louvre (inv.OA5492), a pair in the Residenz in Munich and a group of pairs of celadon porcelain vases that were in the market, one pair sold from the Keck Collection, Sotheby’s New York, 5th December 1991, lot 10 ($176,000).

The Duchess Property & Precious Objects from the Estate of Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe

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