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Apothéose du Génie is a monumental Italian centrepiece in enamel, silver-gilt and patinated bronze by Eugenio Bellosio. It will be on display at Galerie Neuse in Paris from September 11-28.

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In a display set out by the decorator François-Joseph Graf it will present more than 200 objects from the 19th century trade exhibitions held in major cities such as Paris, London, Vienna and Brussels to promote industrial production in the host countries as well as objects made by the craftsmen who revealed their talents at these events.

There will be vases, cabinets, goblets, mirrors and statues in a variety of precious materials such as gold, silver, ivory, ebony and pietra dura.

Pictured above is the piece which gives the exhibition its title. Apothéose du Génie is a monumental Italian centrepiece in enamel, silver-gilt and patinated bronze by Eugenio Bellosio standing 3ft 7in (1.1m) high set on a similar-sized wooden stand that was exhibited at the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1900.

It has a provenance to an Italian private collection and was in a Milanese Palazzo probably from the early 20th century until it was sold early this century.

The price range is from €10,000 up to several million.

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