These very beautiful mounted objects are in a cassolette dish. The stepped base bears a Greek, knotted ties and streak panels. The muzzles of lions alternate with garlands of laurels and carry a ring in their mouth. The lid encircled with a wreath of laurels and a spiral has an oak branch grip. The Kangxi period lid pot (late 17th, early 18th) is made of white porcelain and bears raised plant motifs, the body resting on four feet which are the stems of the foliage. The French bronziers with their advice the merchants haberdashery knew with genius reordering oriental ceramics into works of art among the most beautiful made in the West in the 18th century.
This model was created by Jean Dulac, a haberdasher, who also declined it as a removable candelabrum, in the 19th century the design was taken up in larger sizes (40 cm), moreover both by the disappearance of small spaces such as the alcoves and the birth of industry, the majority of objects from the Ancien Régime were therefore reproduced in greater proportions after Empire , around 1820. Little is known about the importance of haberdashery merchants in the history of art. The Cognacq-Jay museum has shed light on these brilliant creators by recently publishing a book "La fabrique du luxe".
Our potpourris went on sale at Drouot in 2013.
Beautiful original condition, only one has a broken and repaired cover, it is a beautiful job very little visible. Beautiful ormoulu.
Height: 20.5 cm, base: 7 cm x 7 cm, large width: 15 cm.
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