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A fine Empire ormolu and patinated bronze brûle parfum
circa 1810, possibly by Pierre-Philippe Thomire
Estimate
15,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 52,000 USD
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96
A fine Empire ormolu and patinated bronze brûle parfum
circa 1810, possibly by Pierre-Philippe Thomire
Estimate
15,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 52,000 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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A fine Empire ormolu and patinated bronze brûle parfum
circa 1810, possibly by Pierre-Philippe Thomire
the circular lidded bowl pierced with anthemion, rosettes and stars, supported by three draped female figures above a triangular base mounted with griffons flanking lyres.
height 23 3/4 in.; diameter 11 in.
60 cm; 28 cm
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Catalogue Note

This object exists as both a brûle parfum and as a clock (pendule à cercles tournant). Two clocks have been recorded, one sold Sotheby's, London, June 25, 1982, the second formerly in the Barbara Piasecka Johnson collection sold, Sotheby's, Paris, October 15, 2003, lot 105.  A brûle parfum on an elaborate base fitted with hippocampi was sold from the Wildenstein collection, December 14,2005, lot 73.  The three figures are identical to those on the present example with the addition of trumpets which are held in the hand not supporting the upper dish.  The dish is identically decorated with anthemion and palmettes.  Another is in the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle, and another is in the Hermitage, St. Petersburg.

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