Pair Antique Cassolettes Ormolu Mounted Chinese Bronze Gu Vase Gilt Candlesticks
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Pair Antique Cassolettes Ormolu Mounted Chinese Bronze Gu Vase Gilt Candlesticks:
PAIR ANTIQUE CASSOLETTES ORMOLU MOUNTED CHINESE BRONZE GU VASE GILT CANDLESTICKS Description
Antique Chinese bronze Gu vases later mounted with ormolu bases and collars with fitted cassolette candle holders / potpourri.
Attractive mixed metals and cultures. The mounts European; French or English, circa 1830, the bronze vases Chinese, 18th century or earlier.
All in very good sound bright condition, but with damage and repair mostly to the ormolu casolette pierced disks. The drop in fittings with splits, losses and repairs to the piercings, still good, sound and strong. A few tiny ormolu tabs underneath the top rim now missing. Some small dents and scratches in the plain bronze flared tops of the vases.
Excellent original colour and patination throughout.
Still a very smart, striking pair of unusual period ornaments despite their faults.
Height 7,7/8" or 200mm, total weight 1692 grams.
Guaranteed old and original.
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