An elegant antique pair of French gilt bronze urns, circa 1870 in date.
This lovely pair of gilt bronze urns feature beautiful flanking cherubs, basket weave banding, laurel leaves, garlands, and lions mask mounts.
They stand on stunning black marble stepped bases that terminate in ormolu plinths.
This high quality antique hot cast solid bronze was produced using the traditional “lost wax” process, otherwise known as the “cire perdue” method.
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 x Width 20 x Depth 14
Dimensions in inches:
Height 12.6 x Width 7.9 x Depth 5.5
Lost Wax Method
sometimes called by the French name of cire perdue or the Latin, cera perduta is the process by which a bronze or brass is cast from an artists sculpture.
In industrial uses, the modern process is called investment casting. An ancient practice, the process today varies from foundry to foundry, but the steps which are usually used in casting small bronze sculptures in a modern bronze foundry are generally quite standardised.
Our reference: 08021