These are a rare pair of pietra dura or hard stone inlaid vessels in the shape of small pitchers.
They may be for oil or aromatic scents.
The main body is of colored stone in floral decoration set into the main body of black stone.
The work is beautifully done.
The spouts and base are ormolu, and the end of the handle is decorated with an Egyptian style mask.
A lovely decorative pair of Egyptian revival vessels from the 19th century.
Condition: Minor ormolu age discoloration, otherwise fine.
Size: 4 1/2 inches high.
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