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
Westerwald Stoneware Pottery
Circa 1890 - 1900
19.25” High ~ Top of Flask
8” Diameter x 31.5” High
A large German Westerwald pottery stoneware cobalt blue salt glazed ewer with a tall ribbed neck with two intersecting double ring hollow base. Decorated in deep cobalt blue with heraldic imagery and symbols including a coat of arms, lion faces, leaves and florals.
Westerwald stoneware is a distinctive type of salt glazed grey pottery from the Höhr-Grenzhausen and Ransbach-Baumbach area of Westerwaldkreis. Salt glaze has a grayish white surface.
Venetian Mirrored Wall Sconce - A Pair
Etched with monkeys. One on a tightrope and the other playing an instrument.
Two Candle Lighted
Very good condition with some ,mercury lost to mirrors. Condition consistent with age.
10” Wide x 6” Deep x 16.25” High
Mid Century Brass Sconce - A Pair
Composed of antique elements.
Zeus Wit Head and Bacchanal Figure
23” High x 6” Wide x 5” Deep
Very good vintage condition with age consistent with wear.
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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