Vase with angles reclining on lion heads

Vase with angles reclining on lion heads

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Offered by L'Egide Antiquités



Vase with angles reclining on lion heads Vase with angles reclining on lion heads

This vase is a model of Claude Ballin (1615-1678) after engravings of Le Pautre dating back to 1673. Pair of vases were destined for the North side of the gardens of Versailles, still visible today. The medallion on the body of the vase was decorated with the arms of France and Navarre, cleared in 1793 and replaced with a lictor's fasces surrounded by oak leaves. The Phrygian cap was scratched during the Restoration.

This version in gilt bronze 19th century presents in the medallion a compass and a wreath of oak and laurel, republican symbols borrowed to Freemasonry.


Sevres produce a version in hard porcelain blue background to the Second Empire.

Dim: H 45 cm x W 40 cm
Dim the square base: 16.5 cm x 16.5 cm

Period
Napoleon III period
Material
Gilt bronze
Reference
100-39

Offered by

L'Egide Antiquités

Saint Jean Place 5
1000 Brussels
Belgium

0032 25020493
0032 475526076
http://www.egide.be/

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