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Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

NEOCLASSICAL STYLE

Neoclassical design emerged in Europe in the 1750s, as the Age of Enlightenment reached full flower. Neoclassical furniture took its cues from the styles of ancient Rome and Athens: symmetrical, ordered, dignified forms with such details as tapered and fluted chair and table legs, backrest finials and scrolled arms.

Over a period of some 20 years, first in France and later in Britain, neoclassical design — also known as Louis XVI, or Louis Seize — would supersede the lithe and curvaceous Rococo or Louis XV style.

The first half of the 18th century had seen a rebirth of interest in classical antiquity. The "Grand Tour" of Europe, codified as a part of the proper education of a patrician gentleman, included an extended visit to Rome. Some ventured further, to sketch the ruins of ancient Greece. These drawings and others — particularly those derived from the surprising and rich archaeological discoveries in the 1730s and ’40s at the sites of the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum — caused great excitement among intellectuals and aesthetes alike.

Neoclassical furniture is meant to reflect both grace and power. The overall appearance of neoclassical chairs, tables and cabinetry is strong and rectilinear. These pieces are, in effect, classical architecture in miniature: chair and table legs are shaped like columns; cabinets are constructed with elements that mirror friezes and pediments.

Yet neoclassicism is enlivened by gilt and silver leaf, marquetry, and carved and applied ornamental motifs based on Greek and Roman sculpture: acanthus leaves, garlands, laurel wreaths, sheaves of arrow, medallions and chair splats are carved in the shapes of lyres and urns.

As you can see from the furniture on these pages, there is a bit of whimsy in such stately pieces — a touch of lightness that will always keep neoclassicism fresh.

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Style: Neoclassical
Antique Silver Footed Sweetmeat Dish by Hugo Bohm of Germany
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An antique footed sweetmeat dish in 800 silver with a clear insert of heavy glass by Hugo Böhm & Co. of Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany, founded in 1887. The solid silver dish dates circ...
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Early 20th Century German Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

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Silver

Italian Neo-Classical Grand Tour Style Ram’s Head Stirrup Cup
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is an Italian neo-classical Grand Tour ram’s head form stirrup cup. The composition is pottery with an almost bisque-like finish.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

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Pottery

Plate from The Hope Service, circa 1790
Located in Melbourne, AU
A dinner plate from The Hope Service: a service commissioned by HRH The Duke of Clarence – who later became King William IV. These plates show up from time to time, but rarely in ...
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Late 18th Century English Antique Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

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Porcelain

Alabaster and Bronze Footed Centerpiece Bowl, 1930s
Located in Barcelona, ES
Outstanding centerpiece or footed bowl in carved alabaster and bronze. France, 1930s. This carved alabaster centerpiece bowl stands up on a bronze base adorned with foliage details....
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20th Century French Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

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Alabaster, Bronze

Large Salt-Glaze Charger 18th Century England circa 1765
Located in Katonah, NY
This salt-glazed stoneware charger is an exquisite piece of early Americana.* The floral design on the border is graceful and charming showing a variety of flowers on the vine. It wa...
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Mid-18th Century English Antique Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

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Stoneware

English Wedgwood Jasperware Jewelry Dish with Neoclassical Design
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful English Wedgwood Jasperware sage green and white round jewelry dish with neoclassical design, circa 20th century, 1979, England. Piece is a matte stoneware in a light gre...
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20th Century English Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

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Ceramic, Pottery, Stoneware

Historistic Sugar Bowl with Gilded Cover and Cut Glass, circa 1890s
Located in Wien, AT
Historistic sugar bowl with gilded cover and cut glass, circa 1890s Original condition.
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1890s Austrian Antique Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

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Brass

Wicker Serving Tray or Gathering Basket
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful and well-made rectangular wicker tray serving basket with handles, circa mid to late-20th century. A great piece for dining/entertaining or for gathering in the garden. D...
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Late 20th Century American Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

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Wicker

State of Georgia Jasperware Collectible Plate in Blue and Cream by Wedgwood
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A beautiful collectible plate by Wedgwood. This is the perfect piece for the true southerner. This decorative plate or vide poche would make a fantastic catchall. The motif is dedica...
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20th Century English Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

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Ceramic

Tile Mosaic Dish Bowl Vide-Poche Catchall in Pastel Colors
Located in New York, NY
A very beautiful tile mosaic dish bowl vide-poche, circa 1960s-1970s, USA. Dish is square; designed with geometric tiles along with tiles in heart, leaf and teardrop shapes. Tile col...
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Mid-20th Century American Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

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Metal

Hermes Ashtray or Vide-Poche Catchall in the Neoclassical Botanical Style
Located in London, GB
Hermes ashtray or vide-poche Catchall in the botanical style, featuring stylised depiction of ferns and leaves in outline form. With a gilt edge and gem coloured green border. In goo...
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Early 2000s French Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

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Porcelain

Large Blue and White Greek Platter England circa 1810 Neoclassical Decoration
Located in Katonah, NY
Spode made this fabulous platter circa 1810. It is decorated in the neoclassical "Greek" pattern with classical figures and mythological scenes based on ancient Greek and Roman art. ...
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Early 19th Century Antique Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

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Earthenware

American Vintage Heavy Hand Molded Crystal Glass Clear Art Glass Bowl Fostoria
Located in Miami, FL
American Mid-Century Modern hand molded crystal glass clear bowl by Fostoria. Can be used as a bowl, centerpiece or to serve your favourite candy. Makers Mark under the bowl.
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1970s American Vintage Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

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Crystal

Crackle Glass Centerpiece Bowl with Ornate Stand
Located in Barntrup, DE
Beautiful and very decorative light blue crackle glass centerpiece bowl with ornate stand on four paw feet, decorated with grapes and grape leaves. France, 1930s. Dimensions: Heigh...
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1930s French Vintage Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

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Metal

Porcelain and Brass Compote with Seahorses
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Sea inspired compote with a white glazed porcelain bowl decorated with brass seashells and seahorses supported by a brass coral stem on a base with porcelain seashells and brass shel...
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20th Century Italian Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

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Brass

Vintage Wedgwood Jasperware Neoclassical Lidded Box, England, Early 20th C.
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
English porcelain box by Wedgwood from the jasperware pottery series. The lidded box features a matte biscuit or unglazed finish in blue with decorative relief work in contrasting wh...
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1930s English Vintage Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

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Porcelain

Tripod Stand
Located in Warsaw, PL
Stand is made of chiseled brass plated with 24 carats gold and malachite stone. 3 ram heads and feet. Each one is standing on the the malachite base and shows 3 heads of aries.Becau...
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20th Century French Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

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Malachite, Bronze

Pair of Italian Grand-Tour Neoclassical Hand-Carved Carrara Marble Covered Bowls
Located in New York, NY
A gorgeous and finely hand-carved pair of grand-tour period neoclassical style Carrara marble covered bowls/centerpieces. Each piece is of oval form with hand-carved scalloped bodies...
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Mid-19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

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Carrara Marble, Bronze

Oval Ceramic Jasper Vide Poche Ring Dish in Wedgwood Blue, England
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Every woman needs a special place to hold her rings when unworn. This pretty blue unglazed jasperware oval ring dish is the perfect place. Oval in shape, it has scalloped edges on th...
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20th Century English Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

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Ceramic

English Wedgwood Jasperware Jewelry Dish with Neoclassical Design
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful English Wedgwood Jasperware sage green and white round jewelry dish with neoclassical design, circa 20th century, 1979, England. Piece is a matte stoneware in a light gre...
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20th Century English Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

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Stoneware

Bailey, Banks and Biddle's Sterling Silver Repoussé Bowl-9.5" Diameter
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Very attractive Bailey, Banks & Biddle sterling silver 9.5" diameter bowl with a wavy edge. The body of the bowl has fine repousse. On the bottom it is clearly marked Bailey Banks & ...
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1950s American Vintage Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

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Sterling Silver

Silver Plated French Bacchanalian Jardiniere, Circa 1880
Located in Dallas, TX
Produced in France, circa 1880, this impressive silver plated jardiniere has elements of Greek mythology, making it Neoclassical style. On each side of the jardiniere is a mascaron o...
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1880s French Antique Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

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Metal, Silver Plate

Pair Square Drabware Dishes Made England, Circa 1830
Located in Katonah, NY
This pair of drabware dishes has a rich earth tone color. The John Ridgway factory made these dishes in England circa 1830. Pressed out in a mold, these eye-catching drabware dishes ...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

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Stoneware

White Trompe L’Oeil Faux Fabric Unglazed Ceramic Plaster Dish or Taureen w/ Lid
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A lovely Trompe L'Oeil unglazed taureen. This beautiful piece is oval in shape and resembles an upholstered draped pillow box. It is created of plaster and made to look like tufts of...
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20th Century American Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

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Plaster

Large Hand Carved and Painted Alabaster Center or Console Bowl
Located in Troy, MI
New, custom made Italian hand carved alabaster bowl or plate. Shallow, wide decorative white alabaster bowl with thin walls that allow light to penetrate and hand-carved and painted ...
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2010s Italian Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

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Alabaster

1940s Metal Locker Room Basket with Number Plate 62
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Large vintage metal locker room basket. These baskets were used in locker rooms in America in schools. Students would use these numbered baskets to store clothing and shoes while cha...
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20th Century American Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

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Metal, Wire

Vintage Metal Wire Locker Basket
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Vintage metal wire locker basket with handles. This would make a great piece to store items on a coffee table to add height, or even for magazines or small blankets.
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Mid-20th Century American Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

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Metal

Copper Container with Two Handles, 18th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Container with handles. Copper, 18th century. A container with a circular body and a wide mouth that has two "ce" handles on the sides, made of bronze that could have had a large n...
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18th Century European Antique Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

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Copper

Elegant Neoclassical Gilt Bronze Jardiniere from France, Circa 1850
Located in Dallas, TX
At just over two feet long, this gilt bronze jardiniere was produced in France, circa 1850, at the end of the Neoclassical period. Neoclassical was inspired by art and culture of anc...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

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Brass, Bronze

Pair of Tiffany and Company Double Cherub Bowls, 19th Century
Located in Stamford, CT
Circa 1880s pair of Tiffany and Company double cherub porcelain bowls in the Neoclassical style, signed by Tiffany and Company. Made in the United States. Please note of wear consist...
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1880s American Antique Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

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Porcelain

Equestrian Hunting Scene Plate in Green and Gold
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A green and gold ceramic plate of an equestrian hunting scene. This lovely piece features a thick green border with gold detail. The center of the plate depicts a team of hunters on ...
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20th Century English Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

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Gold

42 Pieces Mikasa Ultima and Super Strong Silver Grey White Fine China Cameo
Located in Brea, CA
42 pieces Mikasa platinum ultima cameo super strong silver grey white fine china, marked on bottom, 12 pieces of 10.75" big dinner plates, 6 pieces of 9" soup bowls, 12 pairs of foot...
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20th Century American Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

Materials

Porcelain

Antique Tiffany Classical Sterling Silver Basket Bowl
Located in New York, NY
Classical sterling silver basket. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, circa 1915. Round and wide with tapering sides, raised foot, and bell-form swing handle. Acid etched ornament. On...
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Early 20th Century American Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

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Sterling Silver

Pale Blue Jasperware Bowl, Wedgwood, circa 1790
Located in Melbourne, AU
In solid slate blue jasper, with inlaid foot; decorated with numerous reliefs typical of the period. Engine turned decoration and lapidary polished interior.
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1790s English Antique Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

Materials

Stoneware

Wedgwood Jasperware Jewelry Dish with Neoclassical Design, ca. 1960s
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful English Wedgwood Jasperware small rectangular jewelry dish with Neoclassical design, 1961, England. Piece is a matte stoneware in a light green with a white Neoclassical ...
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20th Century English Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

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Pottery, Stoneware

Antique Wrought Iron Two Tier Standing Basket
Located in Germantown, MD
Antique two tier wrought iron 2 tier standing basket in excellent condition. Solid Iron with great stability. For Indoor and outdoor use. Measures 16.5" in width x 10.5" in depth...
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Early 20th Century American Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

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Iron, Wrought Iron

Mid-19th Century French Neoclassical Carved Stone Decorative Bowl
Located in Dallas, TX
This antique bowl was carved in Southern France, circa 1850; round in shape, the piece had neoclassical lines and features a wonderful weathered patinated finish. The planter is in e...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

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Stone

Pastille Burner on Dolphin Supports in Rosso Antico, Wedgwood, circa 1810
Located in Melbourne, AU
In rosso antico with black decoration. Complete with lid and inner pastille stand. Extremely rare mark, probably associated with trials of a new pyrometer or kiln.
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Early 19th Century English Antique Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

Materials

Stoneware

Baccarat and Ormolu Centre Piece
Located in London, GB
This mid 19th century centrepiece was crafted by the Baccarat French company and is wrought from crystal and ormolu. Ormolu adorns the rim of the bowl and at each sides the handles a...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

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Crystal, Ormolu

Wicker Basket
Located in New York, NY
A vintage wicker basket, circa mid to late-20th century. A rectangular wicker basket with many uses (as demonstrated), or beautiful as a standalone piece. Dimensions: 7.63" x 14....
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20th Century Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

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Wicker, Wood

Large Italian Capodimonte Porcelain Center Bowl, Cherubs Scene in Relief, 20th C
Located in Big Flats, NY
An oversized Italian Capodimonte center bowl offers cherub garden scenes in relief with gilt highlights throughout, 20th century Measures - 3.75''H X 16.75''W X 16.75''D.  
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20th Century Italian Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

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Porcelain

Collection of Mario Buatta a Small Blue and White Tea Cup and Saucer
Located in Katonah, NY
Provenance: The Private Collection of Mario Buatta A blue and white English pottery teacup and saucer made in the Regency period, circa 1825. We see a delicate overall printed patte...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

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Earthenware

Two Pairs of Italian Maiolica Baskets, circa 1780
Located in Milano, IT
Two pairs of maiolica baskets Antonio Ferretti Manufacture Lodi, circa 1770-1790 Maiolica polychrome decorated “a piccolo fuoco” (third fire). Measures: A) Height 3.54 x 6.69 x 9...
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1770s Italian Antique Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

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Maiolica

Genuine Redmon Woven Wicker Picnic Basket with Tabletop in Red and Brown
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A red woven wicker picnic basket with metal handles, wood lid, and short tabletop for serving drinks or sandwiches. Created from woven red and brown wicker, the side of this basket i...
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20th Century American Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

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Metal

Rosso Antico Marble and Gilt Bronze Potpourri Vases
Located in New Orleans, LA
This exquisite pair of rosso antico marble and gilt bronze potpourri vases epitomize opulent artistry. A popular material for sculpture in ancient Greece, Rome and Italy, rosso antic...
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18th Century European Antique Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

Materials

Stone, Marble, Bronze

Glossy Red Wicker Bread Basket
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A woven wicker basket painted in glossy red paint. This piece would be fabulous to serve bread or fruits, or as a decorative dish on a night table or dresser. Dimensions: 10" Di...
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Late 20th Century North American Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

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Wicker, Paint

Pair of Louis XVI Gilt Bronze Cassolettes Attributed to Pierre Gouthière
By Pierre Gouthiere
Located in London, by appointment only
An exceptional pair of ormolu cassolettes, the circular lids with berry finials, located within agate burnished bowls supported on curved legs, and bacchanalian masks tapering to ram...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

Materials

Ormolu

Silvered Metal & Shell Swan Vide-Poche, French Work, Attributed to Maison Jansen
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This swan vide-poche is made of silvered metal and shell. This is a French work, attributed to Maison Jansen. Circa 1940.
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1940s French Vintage Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

Materials

Silver Plate

English Wedgwood Jasperware Jewelry Dish with Neoclassical Design
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful English Wedgwood Jasperware sage green and white round jewelry dish with neoclassical design, circa 20th century, 1979, England. Piece is a matte stoneware in a light gre...
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20th Century English Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

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Stoneware

Italian Neoclassic Egyptian Style Bronze Tazza
Located in New York, NY
Italian Neo-classic (19th Cent) "Grand Tour" bronze tazza resting on 4 sphinx figures over a rosso antico marble base.
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19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

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Marble, Bronze

Pair of Antique Russian Ormolu and Amethyst Cut-Glass Compotes
Located in New York, NY
A fine pair of antique Russian ormolu and amethyst cut-glass compotes, 19th century. This pair of navette-shaped bowls cut with lozenge pattern and flanked by ram's masks on a gadroo...
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1840s European Antique Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

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Crystal, Bronze

Wonderful French Empire Ormolu Bronze Sphinx Oval Cut Crystal Centerpiece Bowl
Located in Roslyn, NY
A Wonderful French Empire Baccarat style centerpiece with cut crystal central bowl supported on bronze basket stamped Baccarat France And Flanked by two female Sphinx figures and rai...
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20th Century French Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

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Crystal, Bronze

Large Orange Punch Bowl England Made circa 1860
Located in Katonah, NY
We are pleased to offer this large English punch bowl painted in a soft orange with a simple black neoclassical design on the inner border and black-painted edges along the top and b...
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Mid-19th Century English Antique Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

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Earthenware

Stunning Neoclassical Antique Sterling Silver Centrepiece Basket, London, 1778
Located in London, London
Hallmarked in London in 1778 by William Plummer, this delightful, George III, Antique sterling silver basket, features engraved and pierced decoration, and bead borders. The basket m...
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1770s English Antique Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

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Sterling Silver

Bowl, Talavera, Spain, Late 17th-Early 18th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Ceramic bowl decorated with high-temperature enamels on a white opaque tin slip. The polychrome is based on colors typical of Talavera: cobalt blue, copper green, manganese black, an...
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Late 17th Century Spanish Antique Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

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Ceramic

1960 Murano Glass Vide Poche
Located in Auribeau sur Siagne, FR
Vide poche, in Murano glass, with different colors. Can be used too, as a large ashtray. 20th century, circa 1960.
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1960s Italian Vintage Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

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Glass

Antique Dresden Porcelain Reticulated Fruit Basket and Stand by Adolf Hamann
By Adolf Hamann, Dresden Porcelain
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A delicate and intricately worked antique Dresden Porcelain Fruit Basket and Underplate. The form is rare and a technical tour de force. Few of these forms (for obvious reasons) have...
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Late 19th Century German Antique Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

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Porcelain

Blue Canada Coat of Arms Wedgwood Jasperware Dish, England
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Jasperware dish in blue and white. This oblong dish with scalloped edges is blue with white floral decorations at the edges. At the center is the Canada coat of arms. Signed at botto...
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20th Century English Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets

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Ceramic

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