"Rare Pair Of Green Porphyry Cassolettes And Bronzes Nineteenth Time After The Gouthière Model"



Period19th century

Rare and beautiful pair of porphyry cassolettes of Egypt or tarn granite and gilded bronzes dating from the mid-nineteenth century.
They are of baluster shape with a rich decoration of bronzes finely chiselled and gilded with faunesses and antique mermaids.
The frétels are decorated with a fruit in seeds and the friezes with patterns of acanthus leaves and ovals punctuated by foliated caps.
This pair of cassolettes was made around 1850 according to the original model that is now in the Louvre, designed by François Joseph Bélanger around 1775, probably sculpted by Augustin Bocciardi and whose bronzes were executed by Pierre Gouthière.
The original model was offered to the Duke of Aumont by the Duchess of Mazarin and acquired by Louis XVI in the sale of the duke's collections after his death in 1782.
In 1826 we find this cassolette Tuileries.
Some copies were made in the nineteenth by Beurdeley and Sormani.
They are in their beautiful period gilding
Bronzes signed CC
Height: 41 cm
Diameter: 34 cm
Bibliography: "Pierre Gouthière carver-gilder of the King" to the editions Mare and Martin p.191

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