Vase with Bronze and Ormolu Mounts

Object Name: 
Vase with Bronze and Ormolu Mounts

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Object Name: 
Vase with Bronze and Ormolu Mounts
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 32.1 cm, W: 13.2 cm, D: 9.8 cm
Not on Display
about 1820
Primary Description: 
The vase is of white opaline and purple glass; blown, tooled, and applied; it bears elaborate gilded and enameled ornament. The vessel has a trumbet-shaped neck and mouth of opaline glass and an egg-shaped purple body. The base of the neck has gilded decoration and the upper half of the body is decorated with a broad register of gilded and enameled floral decoration between narrow borders with enameled star- or flower-like motifs on a gold background. The vase stands on a patinated bronze foot that rests on a shallow marble plinth. It has two opposed ormolu handles in the form of snakes. They are attached to the rim by a collar.
Christie, Manson & Woods Ltd, Source
1826 7013
modern label
Sticker On underside of base Bar Code sticker with black text.
76 / 25-11-08 / CHRISTIE'S
modern label
Sticker On underside of the base Circular sticker with an profile in outline. Handwritten text.