Pair of French Malachite and Gilt Bronze Vases
French, 20th Century
Height 63cm, width 40cm, depth 31cm
Each vase in this pair is made of gilt bronze mounted malachite, designed in the distinct Neoclassical Louis XVI style. The vases stand on square gilt bronze bases which attach to the feet of the vases with acanthus leaf gilt bronze mounts. From a gilt bronze band around the top of each vase’s stem spring twin scrolling handles, which rejoin each vase at its rim. This rim is encompassed by a gilt bronze mount that is capped by a malachite lid surmounted by a gilt bronze finial.