A Pair of Empire Gilt and Patinated Bronze Ewers in The Manner of Claude Galle
This refined and sophisticated pair of Empire ewers are in the manner of those traditionally attributed to the famous bronzier of the Empire period, Claude Galle (1759-1815). A portrait by Henri-Francois Riesener, dating from 1812, represents the bronzier Ravrio seated at a table with ewer of comparable design, and which is today in the Louvre Museum and illustrated in H. Ottomeyer, P. Pröschel et al. “Vergoldete Bronzen”, Munich, 1986, vol. II, p. 690, fig. 16.
French, Circa 1820.