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19th century patinated & gilt bronze ewer
19th century patinated & gilt bronze ewer - Decorative Objects Style Napoléon III
Ref : 91211
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Period :
19th century
Provenance :
France
Medium :
Bronze
Dimensions :
l. 7.87 inch X H. 14.76 inch
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19th century patinated & gilt bronze ewer

A 19th century patinated & gilt bronze ewer after a model by Sigisbert-François Michel (1728-1811)
Decorative ewer symbolizing Water in patinated and gilded bronze, decorated with a triton holding a dolphin from which water reeds escape, resting on a square base.
Originally paired with another symbolizing Wine, surmounted by a satyr retaining the horns of a goat from which vines shoot out.
19th century, after a model circa 1774.
H. 37.5 x L. 20 cm.

Historical
The sculptor Sigisbert-François Michel (1728-1811), eldest brother of the French sculptor Clodion, exhibited in 1774 two plaster ewer vases of the same design at the Académie Saint-Luc in Paris.

Related works
- The only known 18th century bronze pair, dated circa 1775, is in the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles (USA), a partial gift from Dr Horace W. Brock in honor of Will Iselin (inv. 2015.61) .
- An identical model with its pendant forming a pair: Sotheby's Paris sale, Mobilier, Sculptures Et Objets D'Art, May 14, 2014, lot 254.

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CATALOGUE

Bowl & Cassolettes Napoléon III