Pair of Empire style ormolu and malachite eagle-handle vases

£12,000

This superb pair of malachite and ormolu vases features highly distinctive eagle-form handles, a decorative motif popular in Empire style art and design.

 

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Description

This pair of baluster form vases features malachite ovoid bodies and Empire style ormolu mounts. Each vase, raised above a square ormolu base with scalloped corners and an ormolu waisted socle, features a beautiful green malachite body set with superb ormolu mounts, most strikingly the twin eagle-head handles set to the shoulders and joined by a highly ornate foliate garland. The eagle as an emblem is a motif common in Empire period and style art. Each vase is topped with a pierced ormolu rim and set with an ormolu lid surmounted by a pomegranate finial. While the vases date to the early twentieth century, the malachite veneer is a later beneficial addition.

Details

Country of Origin
French
Date of Manufacture
Early 20th Century
Period
Early 20th Century
Style
Empire, Neoclassical
Material
Malachite, Ormolu (Gilt Bronze)
Colour
Gold, Green

Dimensions

Height
50 cm / 19.7 inches
Width
22 cm / 8.7 inches
Depth
19 cm / 7.5 inches

Reference:
16711

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