Early 19th Century Empire Gilt Bronze Krater Centerpiece Vases For Sale
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Early 19th Century Empire Gilt Bronze Krater Centerpiece Vases

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Pair of small krater centerpiece vases crafted entirely from ormolu bronze. A krater was a large vase in Ancient Greece, particularly used for watering down wine. These antique vases feature delicately snake-shaped handles. The paunch is beautifully accented with applied ornaments of cornucopia, lion heads and foliage. Each vase is resting on a high foot richly decorated with acanthus leaves, above a small square base. circa 1800. Dimension: W 4.9 in, D 3.5 in, H 11 in. Dimension: L 12.5 cm, P 9 cm, H 28 cm.

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  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
    Good
  • Condition Details
    In overall very good condition, the paunch with light wear to the gilding, consistent with age and use. The ormolu retains a beautiful bright tone.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 11.03 in. x W 4.93 in. x D 3.55 in.H 28 cm x W 12.5 cm x D 9 cm
  • Seller Location
    Paris, FR
  • Seller Reference Number
    2509
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Reference Number
    LU2065312088391
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