Pair of Empire style silvered metal and malachite vases

£9,500

This vases in this pair, crafted from malachite and silvered metal, are fine examples of the Empire style that dominated French art and design during the early 19th Century.

 

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Description

The pair of ovoid baluster form malachite vases feature fine silvered metal mounts wrought in the grand Empire style. The vases are surmounted with silvered metal covers, topped with silvered metal pinecone finials. The metal mounts are delicately cast and finished into ribbon-tied floral garlands that issue from the twin handles, which are shaped into elegantly curved swan necks and heads—the swan being a motif particularly common in Empire period and style art and design. Each vase sits on a waisted silvered metal socle, which in turn is supported by a square malachite base.

The vases have benefited from a later malachite veneer.

Details

Country of Origin
French
Date of Manufacture
Early 20th Century
Period
Early 20th Century
Style
Empire, Neoclassical
Material
Malachite, Silvered Metal
Colour
Green, Metallic, Silver

Dimensions

Height
56 cm / 22 inches
Width
22 cm / 8.7 inches
Depth
20 cm / 7.9 inches

Reference:
16533

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