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.
Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European
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