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Rococo Decorative Objects

ROCOCO STYLE

Rococo was an aesthetic movement in the fine and decorative arts in the 18th century that found its inspiration in nature and fostered an overall lightness and delicacy of form, construction and ornament in interior design. Rococo furniture, while greatly influenced by trends in Italy and Germany, is often called Louis XV style — the movement having reached its best expression during that sybaritic French king’s reign.

The term “rococo” is thought to be a portmanteau of the French words rocaille and coquilles — “rock” and “shells” — organic motifs frequently used in architecture and design of the style.

When it comes to authentic Rococo furniture's characteristics, it is above all sensuous and social. The furniture of earlier eras in Europe had been heavy in every sense; the Rococo period saw the appearance of light-framed upholstered armchairs, side chairs and occasional tables that could easily be moved to form conversational circles.

The signal detail of Rococo furniture design is the gently curved cabriole, or S-shaped chair-, table-, and cabinet-leg. It imitates the bend of a tree limb or a flower stem. In a further reference to nature, furnishings were often asymmetrical and painted white, or in soft, pastel shades. Rococo has become a timeless style, and as the furniture pieces presented on 1stDibs demonstrate, its playful, sculptural forms can provide visual excitement to contemporary, clean-lined spaces.

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Style: Rococo
Louis Japy Antique French Gilt Bronze Rococo Clock
Located in Belper, Derbyshire
~ French - Circa 1880 ~ ~~ Excellent condition, fully overhauled ~~ A large and superb antique French gilt bronze Rococo clock. It is flamboyantly modelled with bold scrolls of...
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19th Century French Antique Rococo Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Pair of 18th Century Italian Gold Leaf Candlesticks with Fossil Agate Coral
Located in Dublin, Dalkey
Pair of 18th century Italian gold candlesticks with agate coral and baroque pearls. The altar sticks originally came from a church in Tuscany.. They are mounted with the coordinat...
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18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Decorative Objects

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Agate, Coral, Gold Leaf

Porcelain Figural clock Royal Dux, Czechoslovakia
Located in Praha, CZ
- Porcelain figural clock from Czechoslovakia - clock is fully working and in perfect condition - Working on AA battery.  
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1960s Czech Vintage Rococo Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Antique French Gilt Bronze Rococo Clock
Located in Belper, Derbyshire
A stunning original antique French Rococo clock. Beautifully made in gilded bronze, waisted case decorated with 'c' scrolls, acanthus leaves and abundant floral swags tumbling from t...
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19th Century French Antique Rococo Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Large Antique French Gilt Bronze Rococo Louis XV Clock
Located in Belper, Derbyshire
A Substantial and fine Rococo clock of gilded bronze, circa 1870. The case formed in the Louis XV style of bold scrolling acanthus standing upon a naturalistically modelled base. To ...
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19th Century French Antique Rococo Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Antique English Georgian Rococo Sterling Silver Tea Caddy
By William Tuite
Located in New York, NY
English Georgian Rococo sterling silver tea caddy, 1766. Bombe with corner leaf-mounted volute scroll supports. Chased scrollwork and flower baskets framed by garlands. Asymmetrical ...
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1760s English Antique Rococo Decorative Objects

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Sterling Silver

Sèvres Style Gilt Bronze Mounted Porcelain Clock Set
Located in London, GB
This magnificent five-piece clock set is designed in the style of 18th century porcelain produced by the famous Sèvres Manufactory in France. The set is comprised of a mantel clock, ...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Rococo Decorative Objects

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Bronze, Ormolu

Superb Antique French Rococo Ormolu Clock with Visible Pendulum by Emile Colin
Located in Belper, Derbyshire
A stunning antique French clock, circa 1870, finely modelled in ormolu (finely gilded bronze). It is a beautiful Rococo balloon shape with boldly flamboyant acanthus legs hold the mo...
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19th Century French Antique Rococo Decorative Objects

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Ormolu

Early Meissen Porcelain, Singerie Style Monkey Musician Figurine
Located in New York, NY
An early Meissen Porcelain Singerie style Monkey Musician Figurine. Dressed in full male noble attire and wig the monkey merrily plays the trumpet assuming both the stance and manner...
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19th Century German Antique Rococo Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Antique Porcelain Mounted Gilt Metal Clock Set
Located in London, GB
This wonderful clock set displays many of the characteristics of the 18th century Rococo style. These include gracefulness, asymmetry, and the use of curved forms. The set, which inc...
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19th Century French Antique Rococo Decorative Objects

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Bronze, Ormolu

Sculptural 17-18th Century Italian Vase with Agate Coral and Fossil Shells
Located in Dublin, Dalkey
17th or 18th century Italian fragment vase with agate coral, zig zag oyster fossil arms, fossil shells, and a baroque pearl on a polished petrified wood base. This fragment is fro...
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18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Decorative Objects

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Agate, Coral

Pair of gilt bronze Rocaille style candlesticks, circa 1940
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Pair of chiseled and gilt bronze Rocaille style candlesticks mounted in lamps and standing on an asymmetrical base with guilloche. The central support is made of curved volutes toppe...
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Early 20th Century French Rococo Decorative Objects

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Ormolu

19th Century Viennese Enamel Table Clock with Fire-Gilding and Watteau Painting
Located in Vienna, AT
Finest Viennese Enamel work from around 1880: Body in the form of an elliptical cylinder, designed like an advertising column: stepped base, faceplate and all covers made of fire-gi...
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1880s Austrian Antique Rococo Decorative Objects

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Brass

Sevres Style Hand Painted Porcelain Small Box
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is a Sevres style hand painted porcelain hinged small rectangular box. The background of the box is painted cobalt blue. It’s featuring in the front lid, a scene of some soldier...
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Early 20th Century French Rococo Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Albert Carrier-Belleuse '1824-1887' Pair of French Five-Fire Candelabra 19th
Located in Madrid, ES
Albert Carrier-Belleuse (1824-1887) Pair of French five-fire candelabra from the 19th century. in gilded bronze. Decorated with female figures, on a marble base. Signed. He...
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19th Century French Antique Rococo Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Chest Sevres Very Good Condition
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Chest sevres very good condition without repairs or restorations signed Libertem on the cover decorated on its 5 sides.
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Early 1900s French Antique Rococo Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Massive Neoclassical Terracotta Garden Urn Campana-Form Depicting Goddesses
Located in Miami, FL
Monumental Italian neoclassical terracotta Campana-form garden urn . An extremely fine molded figural group of goddesses in back and front to the urn. Being exposed to the outdoor e...
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18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Decorative Objects

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Terracotta

Meissen Wife of Tailor on Goat Model 155 by Eberlein, circa 1850
Located in Vienna, AT
Meissen stunning figurine: Wife of tailor riding on goat Manufactory:  Meissen Dating: 19th century / made circa 1850 Material: white porcelain, glossy finish, finest painting ...
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1850s German Antique Rococo Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Sevres Ceramica Chest Rococo Style
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sevres Ceramica chest Rococo style 19th century 1870 hand painted origin France Perfect unrestored condition natural wear.
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1870s French Antique Rococo Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

18th Century Italian Mecca Candlestick with Phantom Quartz & Chalcedony Rosettes
Located in Dublin, Dalkey
18th century Italian mecca gold leaf candlestick with a red phantom crystal quartz point encased in Italian antique metal petal drip pan tray. The candlestick is decorated with chalc...
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18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Decorative Objects

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Quartz, Rock Crystal, Marble, Metal, Gold Leaf

Italian Carved Wood Figural Card Stand, Receiver, Late 18th Century
Located in Stamford, CT
Antique Italian carved wood figural card stand or server. Life-sized figure in the form of a young cavalier holding a round tray, on a small pedestal base. 1EXA.
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Mid-19th Century Antique Rococo Decorative Objects

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Wood

Gilt Bronze Candlestick Cast in the Form of a Ormolu Cherub
Located in Antrim, GB
A quality gilt bronze candlestick cast in the form of a ormolu cherub with grape vines in her hair holding bronze grape vine candle arms supporting gilt sconces whilst sat on tree st...
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1890s French Antique Rococo Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Meissen Potpourri Vase Wine Grapes Monkey Model 1002 by Eberlein Made circa 1860
Located in Vienna, AT
Meissen nice Potpourri vase: Monkey eating wine grapes / lady with boy The details are stunningly scupltured = finest modelling! Design: Johann Friedrich Eberlein (1696-1749) / ...
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1860s German Antique Rococo Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Pair Cast Chenet in the Form of Bronze Cherubs / Putti
Located in Antrim, GB
A quality pair Chenet cast in the form of Bronze Cherubs / Putti one pulling and squeezing grapes from the gilt vine whilst the other tastes whilst resting on Ormolu roccoco style ba...
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1890s French Antique Rococo Decorative Objects

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Bronze

18th Century Italian Silver Candlestick with Herkimer Diamond on Mica in Matrix
Located in Dublin, Dalkey
18th century Italian silver candlestick decorated with a large Herkimer diamond with inclusions surrounded by mica foliage ruffle on mica with a calcite matrix base with Herkimer dia...
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18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Decorative Objects

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Crystal, Rock Crystal

18th Century Italian Candlestick on Barite Crystals, Copper and Fused Glass
Located in Dublin, Dalkey
18th century Italian candlestick with coordinating natural-forming copper and intertwined with fused glass and baroque pearls. It is on a matrix with tapering barite crystals from El...
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18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Decorative Objects

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Rock Crystal, Copper

Derby Porcelain Figure of Neptune with a Dolphin, 1765-1830
Located in London, GB
This is a gorgeous porcelain figure of Neptune with a dolphin, shaped by Derby possibly as early as around the year 1765, and finished by Bloor Derby in 1829 or 1830. The figure is i...
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1760s English Antique Rococo Decorative Objects

Materials

Porcelain

Pair of Large Blue and White Delft Chargers Made 18th Century, Circa 1760
Located in Katonah, NY
This pair of blue and white Delft chargers were made in the mid-18th century circa 1760. The chargers were hand-painted in a medium tone of cobalt blue. We see an eye-catching, sym...
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Mid-18th Century Dutch Antique Rococo Decorative Objects

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Delft

French Musical Automate by Leopold Lambert: Polichinelle 19th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
French musical automate by Leopold Lambert: Polichinelle XIX EME Standing on a velvet covered platform is a bisque-headed doll with blue glass eyes, mohair eyelashes, open mouth, tee...
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19th Century French Antique Rococo Decorative Objects

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Wood

Sevres Style French Porcelain Trinket Box
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This a porcelain trinket box hinged lid depicting a hand painted 18th century pastoral scene of a young boy learning to play a guitar while his teacher is teaching him the musical no...
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19th Century French Antique Rococo Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Large Pair of 19th Century Meissen Porcelain "Day & Night" Figures of Putti
By Meissen Porcelain, Heinrich Schwabe 1
Located in New York, NY
A Fantastic and Large Pair of 19th Century Meissen Porcelain "Day & Night" Figures of Putti. Each is beautifully hand-carved and hand-painted by the finest Meissen artists. They are ...
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1870s German Antique Rococo Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

20th-C, Hand Painted Tropical Parrot Candlesticks Wrapped in Bronze Branches, P
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is a lovely pair of hand painted parrot candleholders. The birds are wrapped in bronze branches, and they rest on rococo style bases. They are unmarked.
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Rococo Decorative Objects

Materials

Bronze

18th Century Italian Candlestick with Angle Plated Quartz & Pearl on Selenite
Located in Dublin, Dalkey
18th century Italian candlestick decorated with angle plated quartz with a baroque pearl and fossil shells on a double polished selenite base. Angle-plated quartz is an extremely r...
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Mid-18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Decorative Objects

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Rock Crystal, Quartz

Sculpture of a Saint, Village Madonna, Linden Wood, 19th Century, South Tirol
Located in Basel, BS
Sculpture of a saint, "Bauern-Madonna", linden wood, 19th century, South Tyrol. Half-plastic figure made of linden wood depicting Mary with a crown, holding the Christ Child on h...
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19th Century Austrian Antique Rococo Decorative Objects

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Wood

18th Century Italian Cross on a Blue Celestial Geode Heart with Baroque Pearls
Located in Dublin, Dalkey
18th century Italian cross mounted on a blue celestial geode heart and adorned with natural-forming baroque pearls and a cross-shaped baroque pearl adorning the cross. The piece is i...
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18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Decorative Objects

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Rock Crystal, Gold Leaf

Early 1900 Hundreds Lock Box Safe with Brass Key
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Early 1900 Hundreds lock box safe. The safe is in black painted steel with brass hardware and key.
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1910s French Vintage Rococo Decorative Objects

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Metal, Brass

19th Majolica Monkey Pianist Humidor Tobacco Jar Sarreguemines
Located in Austin, TX
Amusing Majolica monkey pianist tobacco jar signed Sarreguemines, circa 1880.Rarely found complete with his lid the chimpanzee wear a costume of Oriental style, he play piano and two...
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1880s French Antique Rococo Decorative Objects

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Majolica, Ceramic, Faience

Meissen Pair of Porcelain Candelabra, Putti Four Seasons, Late 19th Century
Located in London, GB
This is a spectacular pair of four-sconce candelabra made by Meissen in the last quarter of the 19th Century. The top parts of the candelabra are loose so they can be cleaned separat...
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Late 19th Century German Antique Rococo Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

17th Century Italian Vase with a Chesapecten Shell & Crystal Point
Located in Dublin, Dalkey
17th century Italian vase with a chesapecten shell, crystal point, and fossil shells on a petrified wood base. This fragment is from a church in Florence. It was found and saved f...
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17th Century Italian Antique Rococo Decorative Objects

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Rock Crystal

Large Pair of Vases, Derby Porcelain Works, circa 1765
Located in Melbourne, AU
Derby was able to produce exceptional work, and these vases are a brilliant example of what they were capable of, when making for the top of the market. The body, the modeling, and t...
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Mid-18th Century English Antique Rococo Decorative Objects

Materials

Porcelain

French Rococo Style Gilt Bronze Clock and Barometer by Charpentier
Located in London, GB
Designed in the French Rococo style, this clock and barometer set have been beautifully ornamented with scrolling foliate gilt bronze forms. The two are diamond shaped, with symmetri...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Rococo Decorative Objects

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Enamel, Ormolu, Bronze

Italian 19th Century Lifesize Marble Sculpture Titled "Searching for Love"
By Vito Pardo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A very fine museum quality Italian 19th century lifesize marble sculpture titled "Searching for Love" by Vito Pardo (Italian, born in Venice in 1872) Depicting a semi-nude lifesize m...
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Early 1900s Italian Antique Rococo Decorative Objects

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Marble, Bronze

Meissen Painted Dual Lidded Rococo Box Relief Decoration Brass Mountings, 1750
Located in Vienna, AT
Meissen Gorgeous Dual Lidded Rococo Box with Multicolored Paintings and Decorations of Relief Type. The box is edged by brass mountings. height: 6.0 cm (= 2.36 inches) width:...
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1750s German Antique Rococo Decorative Objects

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Brass

Romantic Very Fine 19th Century Bronze Figure with Putti on Marble Base
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A gorgeous very fine 19th century heavy bronze statue in a dramatic pose having a cherub by her feet and a rouge marble base. Title is Crepuscule or Twilight by Hippolyte Francois Mo...
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19th Century French Antique Rococo Decorative Objects

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Marble, Bronze

Derby Porcelain Figure of Female Ranelagh Dancer, Rococo 1759-1769
Located in London, GB
This is a sublimely made porcelain figure of the female "Ranelagh Dancer", made by Derby between 1759 and 1769, which was the Rococo era. The figure would originally have had a male ...
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1760s English Antique Rococo Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Rococo Style Oval Vase
Located in Warsaw, PL
Rococo style oval vase made of chiseled brass plated with 24 carats gold combined with red colored cut crystal.
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20th Century French Rococo Decorative Objects

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Crystal, Bronze

Continental Very Unusual Gilt Metal Rheinstone Set Globe Shaped Inwell
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Very unusual antique continental gilt metal pedestal Rheinstone set globe shaped inkwell dating from the 19th century. The inkwell, possibly Russian or French stands raised on four b...
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19th Century French Antique Rococo Decorative Objects

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Metal

19th Century Picture Frame Italian Sterling Vermeil Blue and Red Enamel
Located in Norwood, NJ
Antique vermeil over sterling silver ornate picture frame with red and blue vitreous enamel, Italy, circa 1890. Has hallmark on front. Oval frame is surrounded by beautiful scroll wo...
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Early 1900s Italian Antique Rococo Decorative Objects

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Sterling Silver, Gold Plate, Enamel

Fine and Early Ormolu Antique French Rococo Clock
Located in Belper, Derbyshire
A fine and early Ormolu (mercury fire gilded bronze) antique French clock. Of small size and boldly modelled in the Rococo style with fine detail, it features bold scrolls and tumbli...
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19th Century French Antique Rococo Decorative Objects

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Ormolu

Classic Grandfather Mantel Clock, Patinated Polished Brass and Calacatta Marble
Located in Oporto, PT
Inspiration: The grandfather table clock was born from the grandfather floor clock. This is a piece marked by great sentimental value because it is inspired by the grandfather´s te...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Rococo Decorative Objects

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Marble, Travertine, Carrara Marble, Brass, Metal

Modern Grandfather Floor Clock in Gold-Plated Brass and Green Ming Marble
Located in Oporto, PT
Inspiration: This is a piece marked by great sentimental value because it is inspired by the grandfather’s tender figure and his old clocks that accompanied our childhood. This uni...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Rococo Decorative Objects

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Marble, Travertine, Carrara Marble, Gold Plate, Brass, Metal, Gold, Chro...

Modern Classic Grandfather Clock in Polished Brass and Black Portoro Marble
Located in Oporto, PT
Inspiration: This is a piece marked by great sentimental value because it is inspired by the grandfather’s tender figure and his old clocks that accompanied our childhood. This uni...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Rococo Decorative Objects

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Marble, Brass

Magnificent Pair of French Marble and Bronze Louis XV Style Cassolettes
Located in Dallas, TX
A very large pair of French marble and bronze cassolettes in the Rococo style.
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Early 20th Century French Rococo Decorative Objects

Pair of Spanish Emblazoned Dishes, 19th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of Spanish Emblazoned dishes In gilded metal, decoration embossed "flowers". Measure: Diameter: 41 cm. 19th century.
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19th Century Spanish Antique Rococo Decorative Objects

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Metal

Inlaid Box by Alphonse Giroux & Cie
Located in Paris, FR
Rectangular box in ebony veneer inlaid with star patterns, all sides and the cover adorned with finely openwork and chiseled hinges in gilded bronze set with hard stone cabochons, si...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Rococo Decorative Objects

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Ebony

Pair of Candlesticks in Blue
Located in Lantau, HK
Candlestick, 19th century Paris French, Decorated in the “Rococo” style with “C” and “S” scrolls and painted with gilded floral design. Porcelain, hand painted, signed Measure: He...
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19th Century French Antique Rococo Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Le Tallec Porcelain Box with Gold Painted Decoration on a White Porcelain Ground
Located in Boston, MA
This is a stunning Le Tallec porcelain round box. It is beautifully painted with detailed gold decoration all over its sides and top. It is 6 inches in diameter. It would be a perfec...
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1960s French Vintage Rococo Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Large Antique Royal Worcester Footed Jardiniere Painted Roses
Located in Antrim, GB
Magnificent Large Antique Royal Worcester Footed Jardiniere,Bowl,Vase,Beautifully Hand Painted Front and Rear With Red,Yellow Roses and Foliage.Surmounted Each Side With Horned Rams ...
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Early 1900s British Antique Rococo Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

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