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    Sale 7631

    Important European Furniture & Sculpture

    4 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 27

    A PAIR OF ITALIAN ORMOLU-MOUNTED PORPHYRY EWERS

    LATE 19TH CENTURY, IN THE MANNER OF HENRY DASSON

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF ITALIAN ORMOLU-MOUNTED PORPHYRY EWERS
    LATE 19TH CENTURY, IN THE MANNER OF HENRY DASSON
    Each of tapering form, the waisted neck decorated with rocaille and foliate trails, with pierced foliate-cast paired handles to one side, above a shaped base decorated with shells, rockwork and upswept foliage
    18½ in. (47 cm.) high (2)


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    In the Louis XV style, such high quality ormolu-mounted vases were produced at the end of the 19th century by Henry Dasson (1825-1896). The celebrated ébéniste and bronzier Henry Dasson specialized in the production of ancien régime style furniture and objects. He made direct copies of Royal pieces, as well as interpretations of the original models. His display at the 1878 Paris Exposition Universelle prompted the critic Louis Gonse to comment: "nouveau venu dans la carrière industrielle, Henry Dasson s'est rapidement créé par la perfection de ses oeuvres une très haute situation à laquelle nous applaudissons chaleureusement".

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