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Andre Aucol A French 19th Century Jardinère

Silver
Paris, 1870
Maker’s mark of Andre Aucol

Length: 52.5 cm, 20 ½ in.
Weight: 4711 gr., 151 oz. 9 dwt.


£17,500

Description

Of oval form on a spreading pedestal foot with cast, applied, and chased rocaille ornament; two sculptural foliate handles and removable silver-plated liner. Armorial-engraved shields on either side with the motto Dors je Vielle.

The coat-of-arms are those of Barons Hulod (Hulot) of Nancy. A member of this family General Etienne Hulot (1774-1850) has his name engraved on the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. The fictitious Baron D’Hulot D’Ervy from Honoré de Balzac’s La Cousine Bette, is based on a number of real members of the family.
 

A French 19th Century Jardinère Reference: DT22/17/1