Rococo style silvered bronze centrepiece with ormolu mounts
Rococo style silvered bronze centrepiece with ormolu mounts
Rococo style silvered bronze centrepiece with ormolu mounts
Rococo style silvered bronze centrepiece with ormolu mounts
Rococo style silvered bronze centrepiece with ormolu mounts
Rococo style silvered bronze centrepiece with ormolu mounts
Rococo style silvered bronze centrepiece with ormolu mounts
Rococo style silvered bronze centrepiece with ormolu mounts

Rococo style silvered bronze centrepiece with ormolu mounts

19th century France

Offered by Mayfair Gallery Ltd.

£15,000 gbp
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This centrepiece is a beautiful 19th Century antique, designed in the French Rocaille style, which was popular in the reign of Louis XV. The piece takes a sea-shell form, with a curvaceous, symmetrical shape and scalloped edges.

The piece consists of a shallow, oblong, silvered bronze bowl, fitted with a gilt liner and decorated with foliate forms, all supported on four scrolling feet. The short sides of the bowl are mounted with sculptural, ormolu sea-horses — specifically, hippocampi — mythological creatures that are part horse, part fish. Each of the long sides is decorated with twin ormolu putti, who hold a floral swag between them, falling in front of a large scrolling silvered medallion, positioned to the centre of each side. One putto blows into a horn-shaped sea shell, whilst the second looks down contemplatively.

This unusual jardinière will make a wonderful and striking centrepiece, and could be used to display plants or flowers, as an elaborate fruit bowl, or simply as a decorative piece to be enjoyed for its beauty and quality.
Dimensions
Height 22.00 cm (8.66 inches)
Width 70.00 cm (27.56 inches)
Depth 33.00 cm (12.99 inches)
Stock Code
10988
Medium
Silvered and gilt bronze
Mayfair Gallery Ltd.

Mayfair Gallery Ltd.
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