Offered by: Solomon Treasure
1050 Second Ave New York City, NY 10022 , United States Call Seller 917.686.9732


A Large Pair of French Ormolu-Mounted Porphyry Vases

$ 72,000
  • Description
    Elegance in Stone and Gilt:

    A Large Pair of French Ormolu-Mounted Egyptian Porphyry Vases, The gilt mounts 19th Century, the Porphyry, circa 1700's.

    Embark on a journey through time with this exceptional pair of Large French Ormolu-Mounted Egyptian Porphyry Vases – a harmonious union of history and artistry. The gilt mounts, crafted in the 19th century, pay homage to the opulence of the era while cradling the true treasures within – the Egyptian porphyry vases dating back to the 1700s.

    The porphyry, sourced from the enigmatic lands of Egypt, lends an air of ancient mystique to these majestic vases. Its rich, royal purple tones and intricate natural patterns echo the grandeur of ancient civilizations, infusing each piece with a palpable sense of history. The ormolu mounts, delicately worked and emblematic of 19th-century French craftsmanship, serve as a bridge between antiquity and the refined tastes of the Belle Époque.

    As you gaze upon these vases, you are invited to appreciate the confluence of two distinct epochs – the timeless allure of Egyptian antiquity and the sophisticated elegance of 19th-century France. Each gilt mount tells a story of the hands that shaped it, while the porphyry vessels whisper tales of bygone eras and the civilizations that once revered them.

    Beyond their aesthetic splendor, these vases stand as relics of cultural exchange, embodying a dialogue between ancient Egypt and the refined salons of 19th-century Europe.

    Exceptional quality throughout.

    21" high x 9" wide x 6" deep

    Good condition overall. One vase with infill-restoration to center, the other with minute chips below the base. Present very well. Ready to place.
  • More Information
    Origin: France
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Ormolu,Porphyry
    Condition: Good. Good condition overall. One vase with infill-restoration to center, the other with minute chips below the base. Present very well. Ready to place.
    Number of Pieces: 2-3
    Styles / Movements: Traditional, Neoclassical
    Patterns: Traditional
    Incollect Reference #: 684579
  • Dimensions
    W. 9 in; H. 21 in; D. 6 in;
    W. 22.86 cm; H. 53.34 cm; D. 15.24 cm;
Message from Seller:

For four generations, Solomon Treasure has obtained a reputation for dealing in rare and important 18th – 19th century antiques and fine art.

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