French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Patinated Bronze And Ormolu Decorative Vases
Item # 9720
An exceptional and most charming true pair of French 19th century Louis XVI st. patinated bronze, ormolu and marble decorative vases signed by Auguste Moreau. Each vase is raised by a mottled oval Rouge Griotte marble base with a fine ormolu bottom band and a mottled top ormolu band. Each vase is being held by a richly chased and wonderfully executed ormolu cherub laying on the ground, draped in fabric while holding the patinated bronze vase. The patinated bronze vase is decorated with ormolu foliate and berried designs. A striking detailed winged cherub is seated above draped in fabric while holding a chain seemingly riding the vase. Wonderful attention to detail and proportions throughout.
Auguste Moreau (1834-1917), son of artist Jean-Baptist Moreau, Auguste was a renowned 19th century Parisian sculptor. Moreau attended l’École des Beaux Arts in Paris, and debuted in 1861 exhibiting often at the Exposition Universelle in France.