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Lot 0692
Exceptional French Fin-de-Siecle Hand-Painted Porcelain, Gilt-Bronze and Champleve Enamel Centerpiece, fourth quarter 19th century, on an acanthus-molded tripartite base inlaid with carefully detailed turquoise and red enamel, set with three torch-form bowl supports, the torches inlaid with enamel and mounted to the bowl with bronze swags terminating with flame-form finials, the bowl hand-painted with pairs of cupids catching butterflies, harvesting wheat and releasing a caged bird, with a gilt brass liner, h. 16-1/4", dia, 12-3/4".


In overall very good condition. No visible losses, cracks or repairs. Mounted torcheres are slightly loose (can be tightened) underneath liner, and there is some loss to the gilding on the bowl bottom. Liner exhibits minor wear and accretions on the interior, which are to be expected with age and use.

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