A pair of George III turned wood and japanned niche Urns
possiby attributable to Henry Clay, circa 1775,
of slender ovoid vase form with waisted shallow domed tops and ball finials, the bodies painted in terracotta and heightened in white with part friezes of classical Etruscan figures below a band of stylised elongated anthemion ornament, the upper sections with husk pendants within repeatetive heart and undulating ribbon borders, on elongated circular pedestals and shallow square plinths bases, somes losses to paint and white gesso primer to finials and lower boides and pedestal bases, 43cm high.
- Please note further to the publication of our catalogue:
Yvonne Jones comments 'Further to my comments in the footnote for this lot, the possibility of the urns being manufactured in Germany must also not be ruled out, please see catalogue 'Stobwasser Lackkunst Aust Brunswick and Berlin 2006, catalogue number 220, Detlev Richter' for examples also produced in the Etruscan manner by the Stobwasser manufactory'.