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