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Ref. 1632

F. LINKE

Cabinet-maker & Bronze-caster
(1855-1946)
(attributed to)

Important covered vase

France
Circa 1880

Height : 64 cm (25,2 in.) ; Width : 49 cm (19,3 in.)

Important curved shape Louis XV style covered vase with godrons, in marble, gilded and chiseled bronze. The lid is topped by a pomegranate with foliage, the body flanked with large winding handles from which emerge reeds and that are attached to the neckline lined with leaves and palmettes, the piedouche maintained by four foliated staples, and the whole resting on a square base adorned with acanthus leaves.

Related work

Porphyry and gilded bronze vase, circa 1750, Musée du Louvre, OA 5152

Probably from the collection of the Duc de Tallard that the Marquis de Marigny proposed to sell to the Crown in 1778.

Reproduced in « Les bronzes dorés français du XVIIIe siècle », Pierre Verlet, Picard, 1987, p.62

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