A Pair of Russian Patinated and Gilt Bronze Brule Perfumes

    In the manner of Pierre-Philippe Thomire
    Unknown maker, possibly Russia
    Nineteenth Century
    Patinated and gilt bronze
    26.5 in. high x 12.5 in. diameter

    Surmounted by anthemia-pierced lids with pine cone finials, the campana-form urns adorned with a flared rim cast with naturalistic leaves and clustered berries; a frieze containing a procession of dancing nymphs surrounds the waist, above a swelling base decorated with applied foliate mounts and flanked by cast ram's heads upon a stem terminated in a beribboned leaf and berry socle. The urns rest upon rectangular stepped pedestal bases with alternating portrait medallions and winged-griffon mounts.

    Sold Kunstwerke Aus Den Bestanden Leningrader Museen Und Schlosser Hermitage, Palais Michailoff, Gatschina UA, Rudolph Lepke's Kunst-Auctions-Haus, Berlin, November 1928, lots 195, 196

    Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000.

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    Normal signs of wear as appropriate with age. Innerliners replaced.

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    October, 2006
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