A French 19th Century Neo-Classical St. Patinated Bronze And Ormolu Urn Attributed To Henry Dasson
Item # 9604
A sensational and extremely high quality French 19th century Neo-Classical st. patinated bronze and ormolu urn attributed to Henry Dasson. The urn is raised by three 'S' scrolled supports. The supports have hooves at the bottom and open winged maiden above. The three supports have inner foliate scrolls which are joined in the center by a circular reeded finial. Above is the urn richly decorated with soldiers amidst foliate scroll designs and a large eagle. The gilt designs are in front of a patinated background.
Henry Dasson (1825–1896) was a renowned 19th century Parisian maker of gilt-bronze mounted furniture. Unlike other cabinetmakers of the time Dasson began his career as a bronze sculptor, and consequently, one characteristic of his work is the quality of his bronze and more precisely of the chiseling. His Paris workshop was situated at 106 rue Vieille-du-Temple, where he specialized in the production of Louis XIV, XV and XVI style furniture using the finest gilt-bronze mounts.