Private collection, Paris Pierre Bergé & Associés, Brussels, June 9, 2010, lot 269 Private collection
Guillaume Janneau, Le Luminaire, Paris, 1992, p. 9 Pierre Emile Pralus, Serge Mouille, un classique français, Saint Cyr au Mont d'Or, 2006, pp. 104, 106-107, 112, 124, 127, 132, 222-225
The offered lot is from the second production with a circular walnut base. The first production model was deemed unstable without. The design was created after 'Tuyaux' appliques, of which Mouille had spare parts available.
Good overall condition.
Minor dirt throughout the surface.
Minor surface scratches on the paint with minute lacks of paint scattered, a little more important on the second and third ring (from the top).
Minor dents and scratches on the wood base and a small crack in the top of the base and on approximately 3 cm of the edge.
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