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Pair of Charles X alabaster vases

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Medici alabaster vases from the Charles X period decorated with foliage.

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Pair of alabaster Medici vases with foliage from the Charles X period. The lip and the heel are underlined by foliage. The neck is decorated with a border of flowers. each of the vases rests on a cylindric base.

 

This long and flared shape comes originally from the Greek bronze craters. These were used to mix water and wine in order to drink it. They take the name of Medici when a large bell-shaped crater was found in the inventory of the Villa Medici in 1598. A great example of the ancient craters, it is now kept in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. This form is then used in every material in order to evoke the magnificence of the Antique.

Circa :1825
Dim: W: 7,5 in - D: 7,5in - H: 14,4in.
Dim: L:19cm, P:19cm, H:36,5cm.

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Restoration of some foliage, slight cracks.
 

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