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Gorgeous RARE Antique French Charles X Era PAIR of Cobalt Blue Glass & Gilt Ormolu Claret Jugs or Ewers, Figural Stoppers & Handles
Absolutely gorgeous & rare antique French Charles X era (c.1830) PAIR of 9.5" tall claret jugs or ewers in deep cobalt glass with gold enamel decorated bodies, gilt bronze ormolu footed bases, tops & handles and figural accented handles & stoppers! Aren't these exceptional! As beautiful & elegant as can be with the deep cobalt blue amphora shaped bodies, ornate hand painted gold enamel decoration with floral sprays and a 'field of stars' pattern. Richly gilded bronze ormolu top and bottom, the scrolling handles with figures morphing from the foliate scrolls and each of the two glass stoppers has a gilded bronze cherub or putti, seated with floral garland in its lap. Exquisite! I'm unsure of the maker but the date to the early 1800s. We also have a near matching tazza or bonbon/candies dish being added this week so be sure and take a peek at it while you're with us, they look scrumptious together. Thanks!
Very good condition. Just as you see them. There is some wear/loss to the gold enamel decoration on the glass bodies (visible in the images) and one of the gilt cherub figures appears to have been re-glued to the glass stopper. No chips or cracks to the glass, necks are flaw free. The gilded base of one is just a bit off and that jug has an ever so slight lean. It is also possible on the same piece that the handle has been professionally re-soldered to the scroll portion attached to the ball (back of spout) but it's as strong as can be. See pictures for measurements.
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Susan Dean, San Marcos, CA
Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European
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