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VASE (ONE OF TWO)

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VASE (ONE OF TWO)

Made by: Matthew Boulton

On view in: Dacha


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.

Category:
sculpture
Object name:
VASE (ONE OF TWO)
Made from:
Derbyshire fluorspar (Blue John) -- gilt bronze
Made in:
Derbyshire, England
Date made:
ca. 1770-1780
Size:
19 3/8 in. (49.2 cm)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
22.1.2
Class:
STONE
Signature marks:
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Displayed in exhibition:
Natural Beauties- Exquisite Works of Minerals and Gems