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Pair of 19th Century English Turtle-Form Ormolu Mnt. Blue John Obelisks

$20,400per set
$25,500per set20% Off

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A fabulous and quite fine pair of 19th century Louis XVI style English turtle-form Ormolu Mounted Blue John (Fluorspar) Obelisks. Each obelisk is finely hand-carved with the finest quality English blue john and mounted on a square plinth. Between the plinth and obelisk are four ormolu turtles for which the upper portion of the obelisk is mounted upon. The ormolu turtles are individually cast, hand-chased, and hand-chiseled with fine quality gilding. Pieces of this form and quality are absolutely from the 19th century, however, after close examination, there are elements to each of these pieces that may be from the early 19th century or even the 18th century, which demonstrates their terrific quality and construction. Provenance: From The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago England, Circa: 19th Century.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 18 in. (45.72 cm)Width: 4.25 in. (10.8 cm)Depth: 4.25 in. (10.8 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Louis XVI (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    19th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU919523273702

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    Ships From: New York, NY
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