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A pair of Italian neoclassical bronze vases.

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A pair of Italian neoclassical bronze vases.


A pair of Italian neoclassical bronze vases.

Provenance

North American collection 

Literature

Alvar Gonzalez- Palacios, I Valadier, L'album dei disegni del Museo Napoleonico, Palombi Editori, Roma, pp.78; 82 (fig.1); 91.

Detail Description

A pair of Italian neoclassical bronze vases. The vases, after antique roman prototypes, share the same composition- ribbed domed covers over a relief frieze with female masks at each side, with gadroons below resting on a round plinth decorated with a laurel band. The relief decorations with sacrificial tools and bucrania included a eagle with spread wings on Jupiter's lightning, lion heads, ox skull, Gorgons, the rayed Medusa, all arranged in a differing composition on each vase.
 Circle of the Valadier workshop.

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