Mid-19th century French Restauration pair of cups with dolphins
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A pair of gilt bronze cups richly decorated with palmettes, small flowers and pierced foliages, on a godrooned base adorned with a pine cone finial. Two ormolu dolphins support each cup. The set is resting on a high, rectangular base chiselled with water leaves, stylized waves, foliages and twisted patterns, above four bloom-shaped feet. Remarkable quality of the chasing.
H: 45 cm / L: 25 cm / l: 13 cm.
W: 9.8 in – D: 5.1in – H: 17.7in.