ATHÉNIENNE BRULE-PARFUMS" RED EGYPTIAN PORPHYRY TRIPOD VASE WITH FINELY CHASED GILT-BRONZE MOUNTS.
"ATHÉNIENNE BRULE-PARFUMS" RED EGYPTIAN PORPHYRY TRIPOD VASE WITH FINELY CHASED GILT-BRONZE MOUNTS.
Tripod vase in red Egyptian porphyry – its central support, a finely wrought gilt-bronze column decorated with stylized acanthus leaves and grapevines; the upper portion, single order, the lower section at the base, double. Square legs terminate in lion-paw monopodia; stylized acanthus leaves in chased gilt bronze adorn the capitals. Cylindrical socle in red Egyptian porphyry, capped by and set on finely wrought gilt-bronze discs decorated with stylized acanthus leaves.
83 x 30 cm
Paris, 1810 circa (bronze-work most probably executed by Pierre-Philippe Thomire: Paris, 1751 – 1843).
- S.A.R. Joachim-Napoléon, 4th Prince Murat (Boissy Saint Léger, 1856 – Val de Marne, 1932) and S.A.R. Marie-Cécile Ney d’Elchingen, Princess Murat (Rocquencourt, 1867 – Yvelines, 1960): Palais Galliera auction sale, Paris, 2 March 1961, cat. 68, plate VII (the auction held subsequent to the death in 1960 of the Princess).
- S.A.R. Joachim Murat, Mareschal de France (Labastide-Fortunière, 1767 – Pizzo Calabro, 1815) and S.A.R. Caroline Bonaparte, sister of Napoleon and Comtesse de Lipona (Ajaccio, 1782 – Florence, 1839).