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French 18-Karat Set of Two Faucets in the Shape of Dolphins, Mid-1900s
This gold-plated set of two faucets were custom-made for the opening of a famous Parisian restaurant in 1963 (La Marée rue Daru Paris 8). They were restored and plated with gold leaves in the 1980s and then never used. The dolphin figures are wonderful although they can be surprising with teeth and scales. However, that is how they were imagined and designed in the 1700s. For example, look at photo 8 here, showing the dolphin's pond in the Chateau de Versailles' gardens as designed by André Le Nôtre. These come with all the connections needed, pipes, washers, screws. There are two faucets, two knobs, two lifting handles for the basin plug which are all 18-carat gold-plated. Sizes: Knobs: D 2 x W 2 x H 2 inches Dolphins: D 6.2 x W 3 x H 7 inches Can be linked to object #LU3535310371431.
- In the Style Of
- Place of Origin
- Date of Manufacture1963
- Materials and Techniques
- Condition DetailsTypical wear commensurate with age and use
- DimensionsH 7 in. x W 3 in. x D 6.5 in.H 17.78 cm x W 7.62 cm x D 16.51 cm
- Seller LocationPetaluma, CA
- Sold AsSet of 2
- Reference NumberLU3535310342061
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