Offered by: Mayfair Gallery
39 South Audley Street London W1K 2PP , England Call Seller 44.207.491.3435


Pair of French marble and gilt bronze vases by Henry Dasson

$ 23,000
  • Description
    Pair of French marble and gilt bronze vases by Henry Dasson
    French, 1890
    Height 44cm, width 21cm, depth 18cm
    In 1890, the renowned French artisan Henry Dasson (1825-1896) crafted this pair of vases which exemplify both grandeur and artistic precision. At first glance, one is captivated by the deep red marble, its beauty intensified by the gleaming gilt bronze it is paired with.
    Shaped in the enduring baluster silhouette, the vases' pinnacle features a domed lid adorned with an emblematic ormolu pine. From exquisitely carved lion visages spring the vases' scroll-like foliate handles, hinting at classical opulence and framing the vases’ decoration visually. An intricate acanthus leaf frieze lends elegance as it encircles each lid.
    The vase bodies stand out, with the draping of an ormolu berried ivy in festoon fashion—a design element seldom seen during that era. This unique choice is juxtaposed with upright water leaf foliate motifs originating from the base, adding depth to the piece’s neoclassical allure.
    Elegantly ribbon-tied berried laurels accent the vases' slender socle. Beneath, a square base, rich with recessed panels and intertwined flowerhead designs, supports the structure, culminating in the finesse of delicate bun feet. A testament to their authenticity and Dasson's craftsmanship is the intricate inscription of his signature and the creation date, uniquely nestled within the handles, 'Henry Dasson et Cie 1890'.
    Far from being mere decorative pieces, these vases symbolize the pinnacle of French neoclassicism from the late 19th century. With a design foundation rooted in timeless themes, they also radiate a freshness and innovative spirit. The harmonious blend of the radiant gilt bronze and the intense red marble highlights the exquisite craftsmanship and an attention-grabbing approach to neoclassical aesthetics.
    Dasson's pair of vases offer a sublime fusion of tradition and novel artistry, making them prized acquisitions for any collector of refined taste.
    Artist/ Maker: Henry Dasson
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: France
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Marble, Ormolu (Gilt Bronze).
    Creation Date: 1890
    Styles / Movements: Traditional
    Dealer Reference #: 17427
    Incollect Reference #: 671189
  • Dimensions
    W. 8.27 in; H. 17.32 in; D. 7.09 in;
    W. 21 cm; H. 44 cm; D. 18 cm;
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Mayfair Gallery is a leading gallery in the field of art and antiques, holding a large collection of unique pieces for sale. The breadth of the gallery’s collection is wide, and includes items from a range of periods, styles and geographical origins, as well as works by famous artists and craftsmen. The main focus of the gallery’s collection is, however, on items produced during the 19th and early 20th century.

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