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A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED WHITE MARBLE VASES
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A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED WHITE MARBLE VASES

IN THE MANNER OF JEAN-CHARLES DELAFOSSE, CIRCA 1770

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A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED WHITE MARBLE VASES
IN THE MANNER OF JEAN-CHARLES DELAFOSSE, CIRCA 1770
Each with a spirally fluted waisted neck above a cylindrical tapering body flanked by pierced fluted handles draped with berried laurel swags, the circular waisted socle above a square base
15¾ in. (40 cm.) high (2)
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Lot Essay

The present pair of vases related to the laurel-swagged and garlanded ornamentation 'dans le Goût pittoresque' popularised by the architect and designer Jean-Charles Delafosse (1734-1791) in his Nouvelle Iconologie Historique, 1768. They relate most particularly to a laurel-swagged part fluted tapering urn with Greek key handles, depicted to the centre of an Ecran sur Pivot illustrated by the celebrated ornemaniste in his seminal publication.

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