DescriptionA Pair of Russian Patinated and Gilt Bronze Brule Perfumes
In the manner of Pierre-Philippe Thomire
Unknown maker, possibly Russia
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.
Normal signs of wear as appropriate with age. Innerliners replaced.
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