These unusual yet stylish French vases are exceptional pieces of luxury design. The speckled blue lapis lazuli veneer (a later addition) adds a modern twist to an elegant 19th Century design, and the beautifully-cast gold ormolu mounts add sparkle and opulence.
The vases have slender bodies which are decorated with ormolu bands of scrolling foliage and acanthus leaves, leading to twin ormolu handles. Above, each vase has a tall, slender neck supporting a cover, topped with an ormolu mounted acorn finial. The vases are supported on ormolu socles, which sit on stepped square-form lapis lazuli bases.