Monumental Napoleon III bronze twin handled urn on rouge griotte marble pedestal
third quarter 19th century

Baluster form, mounted to each side with winged victory herms issuing scrolling foliate handles centered by a lion's mask, the neck and shoulder applied with borders of palmettes and and rosette centered acanthus scrolls above panels centered by a laurel wreath encircling a torch flanked by palm fronds, raised on fluted socle with egg-and-dart collar, all on rouge griotte pedestal mounted with bronze laurel wreaths to each side and bronze base.

H: 93 1/4, W: 27 1/4 D: 21 in.

Sold for $131,000
Estimated at $30,000 - $50,000


 

Baluster form, mounted to each side with winged victory herms issuing scrolling foliate handles centered by a lion's mask, the neck and shoulder applied with borders of palmettes and and rosette centered acanthus scrolls above panels centered by a laurel wreath encircling a torch flanked by palm fronds, raised on fluted socle with egg-and-dart collar, all on rouge griotte pedestal mounted with bronze laurel wreaths to each side and bronze base.

H: 93 1/4, W: 27 1/4 D: 21 in.

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