Lot n° 58
15000 - 18000 EUR
Result with fees
PAIRE DE VASES MÉDICIS
PAIR OF MEDICIS VASES End of the 18th / Beginning of the 19th century. Chased and gilded bronze. H. 52 cm Ø. overall. 35 cm Base. 15,7 x 15,7 cm Slight oxidation. Drillings for the electrification. Decorated with a rectangular medallion representing the preparation of an ancient sacrifice in the presence of the deities of Olympus. Lateral handles with falling and mobile rings. The lower part of the vases is with frieze of acanthus alternating palmettes. The pedestal is decorated with a crown of laurels. The two molded decorations, and not taken again in chasing, were carried out later. These two plates, not fixed, are probably the result probably result from an attempt to make vases on the omire model. They were drilled for the electrification on the back base of the counter base. base (holes of Ø. 10 for the one and 11 mm for the other). the other one). On one of them, the vine fall under the scroll of the one of its three elements has been lost. These vases were used to contain bouquets of flowers without being protected by an inner sheet metal tray. The base is slightly oxidized by the presence of water flows. Bibliography & References: - G & R Wannenes, " Les bronzes ornementaux et les objets montés from Louis XIV to Napoleon", 2004 Pair of Medici vases for the pair of Perrin, given at the end of the XVIIIth century: "Twisted grip rings, maintained by a scroll". (H. 37 cm Ø. 23 cm) - Medici vase with rotating frieze of Greek women, Millon sale March 24, 2000, lot 109, p. 55 of the catalog.
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