Circular cup in gilded bronze, the interior with polychrome cloisonné enamel decoration of flowers on a rosette background in the oriental style, it rests on three feet in the form of finely chiseled silvered bronze waders.
By Alphonse Giroux, Paris, 1849-1882.
Signed "ALPH. GIROUX PARIS" on the reverse.
H. 14 x W. 29 cm.
Bill Pallot collection (born in 1964).
- A cup of the same shape and similarly signed, circa 1878, decorated with cloisonné ivory by Maison Duvinage for Giroux, is kept at the Detroit Institute of Art (inv. 1993.82).
- A cup of the same shape with cloisonné ivory decoration by Maison Duvinage, sold at Marc-Arthur Kohn, Drouot, March 9, 2015, lot 230.
- Danielle Kisluk-Grosheide. "Maison Giroux and its 'Oriental' Marquetry Technique." Furniture History 35 (1999), pp. 162-163 (fig. 16).
- Marc Maison and Emmanuelle Arnauld. Masterpieces of Marquetry in the 19th Century Patents. Dijon, 2012, p. 79 (fig. 81).