J.H Moreau (Fl. early 20th century): A large bronze four handled vase
Lot 97
J.H Moreau (Fl. early 20th century):
A large bronze four handled vase
£2,000 - 3,000
US$ 3,300 - 4,900

Lot Details
J.H Moreau (Fl. early 20th century): A large bronze four handled vase J.H Moreau (Fl. early 20th century): A large bronze four handled vase J.H Moreau (Fl. early 20th century): A large bronze four handled vase
J.H Moreau (Fl. early 20th century):
A large bronze four handled vase
the body of baluster form with elongated barrel neck with four strapwork handles, the handle terminals cast with Bacchic masks adorned with garlands of vines and grapes, on a spreading cylindrical foot, signed JH Moreau, inscribed Cie des Bronzes / Cire perdue Oeuvre Unique / Bruxelles. and further inscribed Reconnaissance./ 1911-1913 / J.E.M. 64cm high

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Sotheby's London, Lot 213, April 27, 2001.

    This unusual vase is signed JH Moreau, who is not a listed artist but was probably a member of the Moreau sculptor dynasty. The quality of the casting and modelling is exceptional and must have been produced by an accomplished sculptor. The inscription indicates that it was probably designed and made for a specific commission. The unusual neck of the vase resembles a canon and the strapwork ornamentation gives a quasi-military feel to the piece, perhaps indicating that it was made for an important military figure. Others have suggested that the neck resembles a chimney and might therefore indicate that it was made for an industrialist.
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