Each of campana form with a pierced rim and gadrooned border, the body with a frieze of bacchantes linked by floral garlands, raised on a circular socle above a rectangular verde antico marble pedestal fitted with ormolu masks of Mercury, surrounded by an ormolu leaf tip border and a marble base on flattened bun feet.
An identical pair of perfume burners is in the palace of Pavlovsk, reproduced, Alexander Kuchumov, Pavlovsk, The Palace and the Park, 1976, pl. 220.
Related works of art:
Former Collection of Thurn & Taxis, St. Emmeran.
Russia, Saint Petersburg, Pavlovsk Palace.
Emmanuel Ducamp, Pavlovsk Palace and Park, S. 199-201
Alexander Kuchumov, Pavlovsk, The Palace and the Park, 1976, pl. 220.
Aurora Art Publishers 1975, Pavlovsk Palace and Park, S. 201
28 000 €