Pair of large gilt-bronze 'Rhyton' Incense Vases with ramsheads

Pair of large gilt-bronze 'Rhyton' Incense Vases with ramsheads

After GIOVANNI BATTISTA PIRANESI (1720-1778)
Pair of large gilt-bronze 'Rhyton' Incense Vases with ramsheads

Date & Origin c. 1840, France
Dimensions
H
43 cm (16 inc)
W
25.50 cm (10 inc)
D
14 cm (5 inc)
Description
Pair of large gilt-bronze 'Rhyton' Incense Vases with ramsheads:
in the form of an antique rhyton drinking cup; the black-bronzed bases decorated with lyres and winged lions; the domed lids, pierced with anthemnion and surmounted with pinecone finials. After a design of Piranesi (1720-1788), illustrated in his 'Vasi, Candelabri, Cippi, Sarcofagi' published 1778.
Medium
Black bronze and ormolu
Stock Code 3313
P.O.A
Dimensions
H
43 cm (16 inc)
W
25.50 cm (10 inc)
D
14 cm (5 inc)
Description
Pair of large gilt-bronze 'Rhyton' Incense Vases with ramsheads:
in the form of an antique rhyton drinking cup; the black-bronzed bases decorated with lyres and winged lions; the domed lids, pierced with anthemnion and surmounted with pinecone finials. After a design of Piranesi (1720-1788), illustrated in his 'Vasi, Candelabri, Cippi, Sarcofagi' published 1778.
Stock Code 3313

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