A RESTAURATION ORMOLU-MOUNTED ALABASTER VASE CLOCHE
A RESTAURATION ORMOLU-MOUNTED ALABASTER VASE CLOCHE
A RESTAURATION ORMOLU-MOUNTED ALABASTER VASE CLOCHE
A RESTAURATION ORMOLU-MOUNTED ALABASTER VASE CLOCHE
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A RESTAURATION ORMOLU-MOUNTED ALABASTER VASE CLOCHE

CIRCA 1820, AFTER THE MODEL BY JEAN DULAC

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A RESTAURATION ORMOLU-MOUNTED ALABASTER VASE CLOCHE
CIRCA 1820, AFTER THE MODEL BY JEAN DULAC
The domed lid with berried laurel leaf finial and pierced frieze, the tapering ovoid body flanked by Bacchic masks issuing laurel swags, on fluted socle and square plinth; restorations to the alabaster
11 ¾ in. (30 cm.) high; 9 in. (23 cm.) wide

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With its distinctive ormolu satyr masks and draping swags the present vase is related to the oeuvre of marchand bijoutier Jean Dulac. Born in 1704, Dulac became a marchand-gantier-parfumeur before 1740, was appointed marchand privilégié du Roi on 16 May 1753 and, following that, marchand-bijoutier. Dulac is most famous for his celebrated ‘vases Dulac’, the ingenious pop-up candelabra created in the 1760s consisting of ormolu mounts and almost always with bodies of Sèvres porcelain in a form known as a ‘vase cloche’. The design for the present brûle-parfum, illustrated here, is part of the celebrated album of drawings of furniture and objets d’art (now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Esmerian bequest), which is thought to be a form of sale catalogue of furniture and objets d’art produced by Dominique Daguerre (d. 1796) for one of his most important foreign clients Albert, Duke of Saxe-Teschen.
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