A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED VERDE ANTICO MARBLE VASES LATE 18TH CENTURY
of baluster shape, each with a lid, the finial, rim and base of the body ornamented with acanthus leaves, the body with grotesque masks in the shape of a dolphin, raised on a square plinth
25.5cm. high; 10in.
In overall good condition. The gilt-bronze slightly tarnished and with minor scratches. Minor chipping to edges of marble. One side to one vase with minor cracks, and some very small losses refilled.
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