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19th century bronze Maltese fire irons / chenets , modelled on "Ninette"

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19th century bronze Maltese fire irons / chenets , modelled on "Ninette"

19th century bronze Maltese extendable fire irons / chenets. Each end mounted with seated ormolu bronze Maltese dogs, on plinths with Louis XV decoration of scrolled feet and neoclassical faces, the central one being a sphinx. One dog rests their paw on a ball. The dog sculptures are modelled on the dog "Ninette" for Pierre-Jacques-Onésyme Bergeret de Grandcourt at the end of the 18th century.

This is a SOLD item and has been left in the Public Domain for research purposes. Images are available for public use with an acknowledgement to www.hamsheregallery.com



Medium Group: Objets D'Art

Year: Unknown


Breed: Maltese

Artist: Unknown, Other






Dimensions: 10¾ x 15 inches


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