An imposing pair of Belle Époque style gilt bronze and malachite urns on Neoclassical style parcel gilt painted pedestals
Lot 1086
An imposing pair of Belle Époque style gilt bronze and malachite urns on Neoclassical style parcel gilt painted pedestals
US$ 50,000 - 80,000
£30,000 - 48,000
Lot Details
An imposing pair of Belle Époque style gilt bronze and malachite urns on Neoclassical style parcel gilt painted pedestals
Each with Berainesque gilt bronze tracery cast everted rim above a vessel mounted with oval plaques within acorn and oak leaf frames, the first depicting two partially clad classical women engaged in conversation with putti at their feet, the second depicting two Muses beneath a palm tree and a pyramid in the background, one Muse holding a relief plaque of Louis XIV; handles cast with bearded masks wearing laurel wreaths and joined to the plaques by oak and acorn swags; the shaped socle with cabochon and volute scrolls raised on a stepped square plinth with canted corners; the pedestals with square top and canted corners above swag carved fluted supports and a stepped base.
height of urns 38in (97cm); width across handles 29 1/2in (75cm); height of pedestals 31 1/2in (80cm); width across top 22 1/2in (57cm)
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