A LOUIS XV STYLE GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED PORPHYRY VASE LATE 19TH CENTURY
45cm. high, 27cm. wide, 20cm. deep; 1ft. 5¾in., 10⅝in., 7⅞in.
In overall good condition. The gilt-bronze with very minor tarnishing and scratches. One repaired crack to the bottom of one vase, just to the left handside of the leaf mount. This does not distract. On the same side, the tip of one gadroon with one very small loss which has been refilled. Ready to place.
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Parisian antique market;
Then acquired by the present owner.
Dario del Bufalo, Porphyry: Red Imperial, Power and Religion, 2012, p. 147, V66.
This vase is after a 17th century Roman vase with mid-18th century mounts in the collections of the Louvre Museum (inv. no. MR 2818), that belonged to the marquis de Marigny and then acquired by the Crown in 1779.