Pair of large Neoclassical style ormolu mounted glass vases

£65,000

These magnificent Neoclassical style vases are crafted from the highly distinctive combination of moulded glass set with exceptionally fine ormolu mounts.

 

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Description

The ovoid, amphora-shaped body of each vase is wrought from gadrooned glass. Each vase sits on a glass waisted socle and culminates in a slender glass neck surmounted by a domed glass lid.

The ormolu mounts throughout are especially finely cast and finished. The base upon which each vase stands is a highly elaborate structure: square with canted corners, the base is mounted with a selection of ormolu forms, including medallions, fabric swags, acanthus leaves, and tassels. From the circular ormolu acanthus leaf mount that delineates the socle from the body of each vase springs twin ormolu handles, each handle set with acanthus leaf forms, and each joined by an ornate berried swag that drapes across the body of the vase. The domed cover of each is topped with an ormolu finial.

Details

Country of Origin
French
Date of Manufacture
20th Century
Period
20th Century
Style
Neoclassical
Material
Glass, Ormolu (Gilt Bronze)
Colour
Clear, Gold

Dimensions

Height
146 cm / 57.5 inches
Width
60 cm / 23.6 inches
Depth
50 cm / 19.7 inches

Reference:
15575

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