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A Pair of Late Empire Ormolu Centrepieces “aux dauphins”
Attributed to Thomire et Cie

Each constructed from gilt bronze, with burnished highlights, the oval plinth bases supported on lion paw feet and with ornaments derived from Pergolesi, two addorsed mythical dolphins supporting a pierced foliate basket with accompanying cut-glass dish.
French, circa 1815.

An important suite of four centrepieces signed "Thomire à Paris", nearly identical in execution and design, previously sold from Château de Vincy, Swiss heritage site of national significance and current residence of Sir Norman Foster.

Dimensions

H: 11 in / 28.5 cm  |  W: 12.5 in / 32 cm  |  D: 7.5 in / 18.5 cm

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Condition report

Excellent condition

Stock number

9687
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