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Vase (one of two)

Made by: Boulton, Matthew __ __Mounts ||Unknown __ __Vase

On view in: Second Floor Library

About this object

The urn-shaped vase with a flaring neck and a splayed foot stands on a square base. Two raised bands around the shoulder frame an applied ormolu band of vine scrolls and flowerettes. A mask is centered on each side of the vase. The handles are in the shape of two lions' heads in ormolu, and each has a ring suspended from its mouth. A single band of carved stone defines the lower section, which is mounted at the bottom with a row of sharp leaves in ormolu. The square plinth is in gilt bronze.

Object name:
Vase (one of two)
Made from:
Derbyshire fluorspar (Blue John) -- gilt bronze
Made in:
ENGLAND: Birmingham (mounts); ENGLAND: Derbyshire (stone)
Date made:
ca. 1770-1780
overall __19.36 IN
overall __49.19 CM

Detailed information for this item

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Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"A Taste for Splendor: Russian Imperial and European Treasures from the Hillwood Museum"