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DescriptionA Pierre Jules Mene Gilt Bronze Urn with Hunting Motifs, France, mid-19th century
Marks: P. J. MENE
15-1/2 x 8-1/4 x 6-5/8 inches (39.4 x 21.0 x 16.8 cm)
The urn with lid surmounted by a replaced finial and decorated with spoils of the hunt - fish, rabbit, and bird - in relief, the body decorated with hunting scenes of dogs pursuing a fox and a deer in relief, divided by trees with branches that form the handles, atop a foot formed by relief branches and leaves inhabited by birds and a lizard and a base accented by dogs, snakes, and animal masques over oval motifs.
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500.
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