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Stunning Pair Huge Green Cut Glass Vases Ormolu Mounts

Stunning Pair Huge Green Cut Glass Vases Ormolu Mounts | Ref. no. 06081 | Regent Antiques Sold
Ref: 06081
Price: £ 0.00
This is a stunning pair of French Empire style green cut glass ormolu mounted vases, dating from the last quarter of the 20th century.

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This is a stunning pair of French Empire style green cut glass ormolu mounted vases, dating from the last quarter of the 20th century.

They are beautifully complimented with striking cut glass and exquisite elaborate gilded ormolu mounts.

Add a touch of glass to a special place in your home with these beautiful vases.

 

Condition:

In excellent condition with no chips or damage, please see photos for confirmation of condition.



Dimensions in cm:

Height 103 x Width 59 x Depth 48

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 feet, 5 inches x Width 1 foot, 11 inches x Depth 1 foot, 7 inches

Our reference: 06081

Green is considered the traditional colour of Islam. The Arabic word for "greenness" is mentioned several times in the Quran, describing the state of the inhabitants of paradise

Ormolu (from French 'or moulu', signifying ground or pounded gold) is an 18th-century English term for applying finely ground, high-carat gold in a mercury amalgam to an object of bronze.The mercury is driven off in a kiln leaving behind a gold-coloured veneer known as 'gilt bronze'.

The manufacture of true ormolu employs a process known as mercury-gilding or fire-gilding, in which a solution of nitrate of mercury is applied to a piece of copperbrass, or bronze, followed by the application of an amalgam of gold and mercury. The item was then exposed to extreme heat until the mercury burned off and the gold remained, adhered to the metal object.

No true ormolu was produced in France after around 1830 because legislation had outlawed the use of mercury. Therefore, other techniques were used instead but nothing surpasses the original mercury-firing ormolu method for sheer beauty and richness of colour. Electroplating is the most common modern technique. Ormolu techniques are essentially the same as those used on silver, to produce silver-gilt (also known as vermeil).

Dimensions in cm:

Height 103 x Width 59 x Depth 48

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 feet, 5 inches x Width 1 foot, 11 inches x Depth 1 foot, 7 inches

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