A pair of rare ormolu mounted banded amethyst quartz winged-figure Vases and Covers
circa 1772, designed by Matthew Boulton,
the beaded stiff leaf lids with acanthus cappings and leafy thyrsus finials, the ovoid bodies with applied draped winged female acanthus term handles, the central beaded and lappet banded guilloche girdles with twin acanthus scroll pendants, on fluted and gadrooned circular pedestals and square plinth bases, the darkened undersides of both plinth bases bearing ink numbered and scripted inventory marks 158 7.L² EMO LL Gsp² and 158 7.L3 EMO LL Gsp3, alterations and inner liners and one cover of a later date. alterations and inner liners and one cover of a later date, 32cm high (12.5" high).
European Sculpture and Works of Art
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