French 19th Century First Empire Bronze & Ormolu Urns, Pair, Attributed to Galle For Sale
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French 19th Century First Empire Bronze & Ormolu Urns, Pair, Attributed to Galle

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A sensational pair of French early 19th century First Empire period patinated bronze and ormolu urns attributed to Claude Galle. Each urn is raised by a square patinated bronze base with elegant ormolu toupie shaped feet and a mottled reeded wraparound band. The base is decorated with a beautiful pierced ormolu band with floral designs and palmettes centered by a Fine mask, repeated at each side. Above the elegant socle pedestal are Fine ormolu leaves encasing the slender body. Leading up each side are striking handles with most impressive and richly chased open winged maidens in a superb satin and burnished finish. At the center are two charming butterflies centering a pierced palmette ormolu mount below a Fine foliate wraparound band. The lid is accented with a striking acorn finial, a foliate design and a detailed floral wraparound ormolu band. Claude Galle (1759-1815) A renowned French Bronzier of the late Louis XVI and Empire periods. Galle created pieces for the palaces of Fontainbleau, Versailles, Saint-Cloud, Compiègne, and many in Italy. He also produced numerous pieces for Napoleon Bonaparte and received many awards. Today his work is found in the worlds most important museums and collections.

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  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    19th Century
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 20.75 in. x W 6.75 in. x D 4.75 in.H 52.71 cm x W 17.15 cm x D 12.07 cm
  • Seller Location
    West Palm Beach, FL
  • Seller Reference Number
    10651
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Reference Number
    LU949914525922
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