Object Description

These charming agate vases are delicate in size and elegant in proportion, and were formerly in the important collection of Lord Astor of Hever, the famed English publisher of the Times.

The vases feature curved, ovoid bodies with waisted necks and covers. The way that the agate has been sensuously cut and polished highlights the banded translucence and variation of colour that this semi-precious stone is prized for. The bodies are mounted with twin swan handles in gilt bronze, which are joined by leafy swags. Each cover sits on a beaded, banded rim of gilt bronze and is surmounted with a berried finial gilt bronze mount.

The vase bodies are set into circular waisted bases of gilt bronze, which extend to square-form plinths with canted angles. The plinths are inlaid with rectangular panels of agate, and each set on four ball feet.

Object Condition

Condition: small restoration to one lid

Object Classification

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