The urns are designed after an 18th Century model of the famous French chaser-gilder, Pierre Gouthière (1732-1813) one of the most famous artisans of the 18th century. Pierre Gouthière was bronze chaser and gilder to Louis XV, Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, and Louis XV’s mistress, Madam Du Barry.
The urns feature Verde Antico marble with an oval fluting lower bodies. They are mounted with gilt bronze ormolu with pierced galleries and with foliate finials on their bases. The marble bowls are on gilt bronze triform supports with scrolled tops, decorated with satyr head masks. They are draped with fruit swags, and fitted with fruiting foliage wreath handles. The triform supports terminate in hoof feet. A gilt bronze sculpture of a snake spirals down the center between the three legs. The vases are set on round Verde Antico bases, raised on gilt bronze toupie feet.
Although he worked less after the French Revolution, Pierre Gouthière’s fame endured until he died in 1813 and throughout the 19th century, when his works continued to be highly prized by mainly French and English collectors.
9” Diameter x 24” High
Rare Parade Stirrup From A Nobleman Made Into A Lamp From Peru
Leather And Wood On Lucite Base
English Adam Style Porcelain Lamp With Raised Rams Heads And Gilded Swags
Mid 20th Century
7” Diameter x 16.5” High
Classic design copper and brass with crossed arrows lantern. No glass, can be easily installed where clips are there. Some tarnishing with some spots.
8.75” Square x 13.75” High
A pair of French style Edward F. Caldwell, a New York manufacturer of very fine quality bronze work. These are circa 1900. One large center crystal has been replaced and slightly off color otherwise in excellent condition with wear consistent with age.
13” Wide x 6” Deep x 27” high
A Louis XVI style bronze dore lamp with rams heads in center, cherub at base with black shade. One arm is loose but otherwise in excellent condition with wear consistent with age.
34” High x 8.5” Wide
With Three Faces, Grapes and Acanthus Leaves
Bronze Dore and Cobalt Blue Enamel
Excellent condition with wear consistent with age.
19.5” Wide x 10.5” Deep x 35” High
A fine pair of French Empire style bronze dore candelabra with tapering malachite stems resting on three lion paw feet on triform malachite bases.
9.25 Across x 23” High
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