This is a magnificent antique pair of small French bronze, ormolu and marble pedestal urns, circa 1850 in date.
This stunning pair of patinated bronze urns are attributed to the noted French sculptor of the Animeliers school, Auguste Nicolas Cain.
The urns are of a delightful Campana shape and feature naturalistic decoration comprising of lizards, snails, vines and grapes.
One thing is certain: the details are extraordinary - the overlapping scales which cover the lizards' bodies, the shells of the snails with their typical spiral pattern, and the high reliefs of the foliate decoration, make this pair of bronze urns a truly virtuoso piece of workmanship.
This high-quality hot cast solid bronze urns were produced using the traditional "lost wax" process, otherwise known as the "cire perdue" method.
They stand on sumptuous white marble pedestals of Corinthian column shape, standing tall upright with beautiful square plinths. They are further embellished by splendid ormolu decorations, which add a touch of luxury to this
The craftsmanship is second to none throughout all aspects of this pair and they are sure to add an unparalleled touch of class to your home.
In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 32.5 x Width 19 x Depth 14
Dimensions in inches:
Height 1 foot, 1 inch x Width 7 inches x Depth 5 inches
Our reference: 09814