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Lot 0069
AN ENGLISH OR FRENCH ELECTROTYPE GILT BRONZE TAZZA, CIRCA 1860-1880, with round shield or plaque at the top, the center with a ring of eight winged puttii holding stalks and baskets of wheat and chains of flowers, centering a mound of fruit, flowers, and grain, the wide border with addorsed winged griffons within acanthus scrolls joined by alternating panels of rings with discs and banners below a crescent and star; with acanthus leaf decoration on the rim, raised on socle stem with gadrooned decoration and egg and dart border under two graduated discs over double stepped spreading base with acanthus leaf and foliate border on one and the other with acanthus leaf border, unmarked. Height: 7 1/2" Diameter: 13 1/8"


In overall fair condition, with loss of gilt bronze finish at raised points and rims on the top and on the stem; retains good clarity of figural elements.

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Estimate $500 - $800Feb 9, 2019
Houston, TX, USA