July 6, 02:09 PM GMT
80,000 - 120,000 GBP
A pair of late George III gilt-bronze wine coolers
attributed to Alexis Decaix, retailed by Rundell, Bridge & Rundell
London, circa 1803-1806, the model designed by Jean-Jacques Boileau, circa 1800-1802
with twin handles in the form of snakes coiled around a classical mask head, with a flared reeded edge above floral and reeded borders above twin eagles holding a cup, raised on four sphinx supports on a trefoil concave sided platform with an egg and dart border, raised on claw feet, each with a later 19th century removable trellised liner enabling use as fruit baskets (additional height 3 cm.)
27.75 cm. high, 20.25 cm. diameter, 29.25 cm. wide overall; 11 in., 8 in., 11 ½ in.