A pair of late 18th century gilt bronze dog paper-weights, on white marble bases
possibly French The seated spaniels on moulded and gilt brass beaded bases, each 11cm wide, (4" wide). (2)
A very similar pair of ormolu dogs on marble bases are illustrated in Geoffrey de Bellaigue The James A. De Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon Manor, Furniture, Clocks and Gilt Bronzes, 1974, The National Trust, 2 vols., vol. II, p.784, catalogue entry no 213 p.785.
A further related pair of paper-weights by A.E.L Beurdeley, sold Galerie Georges Petit, 6-9 May 1895, lot 250 and examples of the same model to the offered lot are recorded in private collections.