A Pair Of French 19th Century Neo-Classical Ewers Attributed To Claude Galle
Item # 8339
A stunning and large scale pair of French 19th century Neo-Classical silvered bronze, ormolu and black Belgium marble ewers attributed to Claude Galle. Each ewer is raised by a square black Belgium marble base with handsome ormolu paw feet. The silvered bronze socle pedestal displays a richly chased foliate ormolu band and pierce foliate movements leading up the body. At the center is a striking fitted scrolled foliate ormolu running design. Impressive handles adorn each side, with a beaded pattern and an exquisitely detailed winged maiden clasping the top rim and putti mask amidst foliage at the base. Underneath the elegant spout is a handsome, richly chased bearded masculine mask. Wonderful proportions throughout.
Claude Galle (1759-1855) A renowned French Bronzier of the late Louis XVI and Empire periods. Galle created pieces for the palaces of Fontainbleau, Versailles, Saint-Cloud, Compiègne, and many in Italy. He also produced numerous pieces for Napoleon Bonaparte and received many awards. Today his work is found in the worlds most important museums and collections.