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Pair of Andirons in the Form of Eagles

Made by Pierre Gouthière, French, 1732 - 1813

Geography:
Made in Paris, France, Europe

Date:
c. 1781

Medium:
Patinated bronze; gilded bronze bases

Dimensions:
Each: 17 1/2 x 16 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches (44.4 x 41.9 x 21.6 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

* Gallery 360, European Art 1500-1850, third floor

Accession Number:
1939-41-25a,b

Credit Line:
Bequest of Eleanore Elkins Rice, 1939

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Label:
This is one of several surviving versions of a pair of andirons that Gouthière originally made for the duchess of Mazarin along with other expensive gilded bronze objects for her Paris town house.


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