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ANTIQUE GILT AND PATINATED BRONZE ENCRIER OF A BLACKAMOOR

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SKU: GD1638/614 Category: Tag:
ANTIQUE GILT AND PATINATED BRONZE ENCRIER OF A BLACKAMOOR
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SKU: GD1638/614

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GILT AND PATINATED BRONZE ENCRIER OF A BLACKAMOOR

ANTIQUE GILT AND PATINATED BRONZE ENCRIER OF A BLACKAMOOR

Circa 1800-1804
Stock Number: GD1638/614
Height: 8.5 ins / 21.59 cms
Width: 10.5 ins / 26.67 cms
Depth: 5 ins / 12.7 cms
Price: SOLD

French Directoire gilt and patinated bronze mounted encrier of a blackamoor, of very fine quality and of a very good size, set on a naturalistic base the African is kneeling on one leg, he is wearing a form of skirt in superb ormolu, by his left hand is an ormolu bowl (inkwell) and behind and to the left of him is an ormolu quiver (which would hold the quill), in front of him is a patinated bronze basin for pins etc and to his left is a patinated bronze palm tree, the whole ecrier is set on a fine porphry base. Porphry was discovered in Sweden in the first half of the 18th century, close ties between Sweden and France led to porphry being exported to France from the end of the 18th century.

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