Large pair of 19th century bronze ewers

Fine and large pair of decorative gilt bronze ewers with patina, in the style of the French Renaissance. Copiously decorated with delicate chiseled sculptures of mascarons, acanthus, fleur-de-lis and freizes. Ewers' bodies are decorated with fruits and mantlings in an openwork design. Handles are represented with a sea monster and a winged Victoria. Octogonal red cherry marble ribbed base. XIXth century. To be linked with Barbedienne's productions.

About the context

The Renaissance style was very fashionable at the time. The return of the Renaissance fashion in the sculpture of 1830 to 1850 reinforces its desire to find another approach than the neo-classic one. The Renaissance, heiress of the Greco-Roman tradition, was naturally very much appreciated by decorators and their customers in the second half of the 19th century. Large ewers and large vases then became important subjects of creation in the mid 19th century. These decorative objects bear patterns like lapels, grotesque heads, cherubs and Putto's heads, ram's heads, sphinx, chimaeras, dragons, snakes, dolphins and other fantastic animals. Tritons or other feminine figures are also used to sculpt the handles. This time gives a brillant reinterpretation of the French Renaissance's ornamentals classics.

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Height : 27.6 in

Time 1870
Origin Paris, France
Materials Bronze and cherry red marble
Reference Aiguières-227
Large pair of 19th century bronze ewers

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