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    A Continental Silver Wine Cooler after Juste-Aurèle Meissonnier early 20th century
    Marks: STERLING, (initials effaced)
    8-7/8 x 10-7/8 x 8-1/2 inches (22.5 x 27.6 x 21.6 cm)
    39.55 troy ounces


    The wine cooler with flared cast base with strapwork design, body with cylindrical flared neck upon bulbous base seamed along vertical line at junction with mermaid visible to interior, mermaid supporting double dolphin handle, winged cartouche to either side bearing French coat-of-arms for Louis-Henri de Bourbon, the Prime Minster under Louis XV.

    This design was inspired by a 1748 engraving by Juste Aurele Meissonnier, illustrated on plate 58 in the Oeuvre de Juste-Aurele Meissonnier. Identical examples to the present lot are held in the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Royal Ontario Museum.

    Condition Report*: The cooler presents well with some wear to upper edge of shoulder with slight unevenness at join to neck and foot, and with fine surface scratches commensurate with age, use and polishing.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2019
    24th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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