After a Meissonnier model, chased with scenes depicting Neptune and Titan, with a coat-of-arms under a coronet, the handles formed as two merpeople with dolphins in each hand, marked on undersides
1034 in. (27.3 cm.) high
167 oz. 4 dwt. (51,999 gr.)
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Based on a Meissonier engraving of 1723, another wine cooler of this model was sold from the Meyer de Schauensee Collection of French Silver, Christie's, New York, 18 April 1991, lot 1. A further example is illustrated by Jacques Helft in Nouveau Poinçons, Paris, 1980, p. 235.

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