This fine pair of French gilt bronze urns date from around 1870. The decoration is superb, featuring beautiful flanking cherubs, basket weave banding, laurel leaves, garlands and lions mask mounts.
They stand on lovely black marble bases that terminate in ormolu plinths. They have been produced using the traditional ‘lost wax’ or ‘circe perdue’ process. The craftsmanship is superb throughout all aspects of these gilt bronze urns and they are sure to add an unparalleled touch of glamour and class to any surroundings.
As you can see from the photos, this pair of French gilt bronze urns are in excellent condition with no damage. You are always welcome to visit our North London warehouse to see this for yourself.
More About the Lost Wax Method
This is a traditional metal casting method used to produce a bronze item from an artist’s sculpture. Also called by its French name of cire-perdue, this is a method where molten metal is poured into a mold that has been created by using a wax model. Once the mold is made, the wax model is melted and drained away leaving a space to pour in the molten metal which then sets to produce a solid metal item.
More Information and To View
When it comes to French gilt bronze urns of this quality it is preferable to view them in person if you are able to do so. However we appreciate that this is not always possible so you are welcome to contact us using the contact details shown above with any questions you might have about this pair of French gilt bronze urns. We would also be pleased to arrange a viewing of this and our many other urns and bronzes at our North London warehouse and showroom. Please email us or call for an appointment to view, quoting our reference as shown above so we know which of our many gilt bronze urns you are referring to.
Our showroom is open from 10am to 5pm every weekday and also on occasional Saturdays - please call first before making a journey on a Saturday to make certain that we are open on your chosen day.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 32 x Width 20 x Depth 14
Dimensions in inches:
Height 1 foot, 1 inch x Width 8 inches x Depth 5 inches
Our reference: 08021
Please feel free to email or call us (+44 20 8809 9605) to arrange a viewing in our North London warehouse.