26 February 1998
A pair of French ormolu and bronze-mounted rouge royale vases
In the Empire Revival Style, Last quarter 19th Century
Each with waisted neck with a pair of foliate scrolling swanhead handles, above the tapering body with bronze band cast in relief with walking lionesses and corn-on-the-cob plants, on circular spreading and fluted stem, square stepped base and lion paw feet
21 in. (53.2 cm.) high (2)
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Please note, the central bronze frieze of each of these vases is stamped HEIZLER. Hippolyte Heizler was born in Paris in 1828 Specializing in animalier subjects, he exhibited at the Salon from 1846 until 1871, the year of his death.
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