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An Elegant Pair of Urns by F. Barbedienne

H: 19.5 in / 49 cm  |  Dia: 9.5 in / 23.5 cm

Description

An Elegant Pair of Gilt Bronze Mounted Urns
By Ferdinand Barbedienne

Constructed using a finely striated vert de mer marble, dressed with ormolu mounts; the marble bases of incurved-corner form rising to a fluted gilt-bronze support. The marble body of Classical form and carrying pendant bell-flowers within the fluting. The principal sculptural mount incorporating ribbons and floral swags flanking a central mask of a bacchanalian satyr; all expertly moulded and chased. The lid adorned with floriate radiating mounts above a guilloche frieze. Signed to the base, "F. Barbedienne."
French, Circa 1870

REF No. 9214

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