A Louis XVI style gilt bronze mounted Griotte rouge marble jardinière<BR />late 19th century
Lot 1345W
A Louis XVI style gilt bronze mounted Griotte rouge marble jardinière
late 19th century
Sold for US$ 14,375 inc. premium
Lot Details
Property from the Estates of Milton and Marilyn Myers, Hollywood, Florida
A Louis XVI style gilt bronze mounted Griotte rouge marble jardinière
late 19th century
The satyr mask handles suspended with garlands of grapevines and joined by a Vitruvian scroll frieze, on supports terminating in cloven hoof feet, on a quatrefoil base.
height 40 1/4in (102cm); greatest width 22in (56cm)

Footnotes

  • This type of jardinière, known as an athénienne, became very popular during the end of the Louis XVI period with the advent of the gout étrusque, spurred by the publication of engravings after excavations at Herculaneum and Pompeii. It would become a de rigeur element in bedchambers during the Empire period, popularized by the designs of Percier and Fontaine.

    The satyr mask handles recall a girandole aux béliers supplied by Daguerre circa 1785, possibly modeled by Remond (Pierre Verlet, Les Bronzes dorés français du XVIIIe siècle, Picard, 1999, p. 317).


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