Pair of 19th Century French Carved Green Marble and Bronze Dore Cassolettes
Crafted in France, circa 1870, these large antique urns are carved of marble and stand on square bases with cut corners decorated with rosettes medallions on each side. Each vessel with bronze ring and foliage motifs at the base, is dressed with a dome shaped lid embellished with a bronze cone finial at the top. The body is decorated with vine, grape and leaf swag motifs, and dressed with vine side handles over Bacchus mask figures. The tall vases with variegated green and grey colors, are in excellent condition with a rich patinated gilt finish. Place these elegant cassolettes on a mantel or a console, or in a wine cellar for undeniable Parisian, French elegance. 36 pounds each. Bacchus was the Roman god of agriculture, wine and fertility, equivalent to the Greek god Dionysus. Dionysius was said to be the last god to join the twelve Olympians. Supposedly, Hestia gave up her seat for him. His plants were vines and twirling ivy. Measures: 10″ W x 8″ D x 21.5″ H.
|Dimensions||8" W x 10" D x 21.5" H|
Late 19th Century