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$ 9,500

Pair of vermeil and vernis Martin Louis XV style vases

Origin France
Period 19th Century
Materials Silver-gilt, vernis Martin.
Dimensions
W. 7.48 in; H. 14.57 in; D. 5.12 in;
W. 19 cm; H. 37 cm; D. 13 cm;
Description Pair of vermeil and vernis Martin Louis XV style vases
French, 19th Century
Height 37cm, width 19cm, depth 13cm
 
This beautiful pair of vases features fine silver-gilt mounts and bodies decorated with vernis Martin, the varnishing technique that was immensely popular during the reign of Louis XV.
 
Each vase features an ovoid body adorned in the round with a scene of putti, all executed in vernis Martin. Each body is mounted with a silver-gilt neck and foot, the surfaces of which are profusely adorned with embossed detailing. Each vases features ornate twin handles, each handle finished in the Rococo style.
 
The pair is an unusual but beautiful example of 19th Century French decorative art.
Styles / Movements Louis XV
Dealer Reference Number 16492
Incollect Reference Number 405537
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