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Lot 0001
FANTASTIC RUSSIAN BELLE EPOQUE SILVER & MALACHITE FOUNTAIN
Late 19th Century. Appears to be unmarked.
The octagonal font supporting a figure of a bearded male nude, presumably a River god, reclining on a chaise lounge, each corner of the font supporting a putto with arms raised, interspersed with spouts cast as frogs and animal heads, the tapered exterior of the font applied with stylized or scrolling foliage, the lowest with ogee molded panels decorated with the twelve symbols of the Zodiac dispersed amongst foliage, supported on a shaft centered by four twisted malachite half sized columns surmounted capitals supporting four projecting scantily clad winged female nudes, each holds a wreath, presumably representing Justice, the lower portion of each column with a bearded male nude, all above an eight stepped octagonal plinth, the upper and lower steps with applied foliage, centering two malachite applied registers, raised on eight scrolled feet.
Height 47 in., Diameter at base 26 in.

Condition

Overall tarnish and pitting, one for broken, off but present, one malachite broken at lower portion, two further malachite columns with repairs and small pieces lacking from lower part.

Starting Bid

$10,000.00

Buyer's Premium

  • 25% up to $1,000,000.00
  • 22% above $1,000,000.00

IMPRESSIVE RUSSIAN BELLE EPOQUE SILVER FOUNTAIN

Estimate $30,000 - $50,000
11d17h39m12s
$10,000
Secure
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