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A fine pair of Russian neoclassical ormolu and patinated bronze vases
circa 1805
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 52,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
159
A fine pair of Russian neoclassical ormolu and patinated bronze vases
circa 1805
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 52,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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A fine pair of Russian neoclassical ormolu and patinated bronze vases
circa 1805
the vases of amphora-shape decorated with a bearded bacchic figure holding torches, on a square variegated marble plinth fitted with bearded masks.
height 19 in.; width 6 1/4 in.
48.5 cm; 16 cm
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Catalogue Note

The bearded mask decorating the plinth of these vases is a device frequently employed by the St. Petersburg bronzesmith Johann Andreas Schreiber on chandeliers.  See, for example, the identical mask in a medallion decorating the central ring of a chandelier attributed to Schreiber, illustrated, I. Sychev, The Russian Chandeliers, 1760-1830, Moscow, 2003, p. 164, pls. 777, 778, 781, also p. 165, pl. 790.   The presence of this mask might, therefore, suggest a tentative attribution to Schreiber (1777-1843) who established his workshop in St. Petersburg in 1801.

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