A  Rare Pair of Small Gilt-Bronze Mounted Agate Vases on Pedestals
A  Rare Pair of Small Gilt-Bronze Mounted Agate Vases on Pedestals
A  Rare Pair of Small Gilt-Bronze Mounted Agate Vases on Pedestals
A  Rare Pair of Small Gilt-Bronze Mounted Agate Vases on Pedestals
A  Rare Pair of Small Gilt-Bronze Mounted Agate Vases on Pedestals
A  Rare Pair of Small Gilt-Bronze Mounted Agate Vases on Pedestals

A Rare Pair of Small Gilt-Bronze Mounted Agate Vases on Pedestals

c. 1870 Italy

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Each vase is of banded agate, carved as tapering baluster form vases with applied gilt-bronze trumpet shaped necks and handles, and scrolling gilt-bronze bases. The vases are raised on cylindrical fossil-agate columns banded with gilt-bronze.

Agate is a variety of chalcedony, a form of quartz. Most agates occur in the cavities of volcanic rocks or ancient lava. These agates have a banded structure, successive layers being approximately parallel to the sides of the cavity.

Varieties of agate are characterised by peculiarities in the shape and colour of the bands, which are seen in sections cut at right angles to the layers. Many agates, when cut in cross-section, reveal striking forms and intense colours.
Dimensions
Height 24.00 cm (9.45 inches)
Diameter 7.00 cm (2.76 inches)
Stock Code
B69310
Medium
Agate, Gilt-Bronze
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