LATE 19TH CENTURY ANTIQUE FR EN CH GRAN PRIX BRONZE, W/COPPER SLEEVE DECORATIVE SMALL URN, W/BAS-RELIEF SIDEWALLS OF 8 GODS & WOVEN, TREE LIMB ARMS ON. Turn of the century antique French Gran Prix.
4" Height x 6 ½" Width (handle to handle) x 4 ½ Diameter. Without nearly a mark or single strike against it. Clearly well-cared for over the years and safe-guarded in a secure place. This was a highly valued piece and for that very reason, is in the kind of well-preserved overall antique condition it's still in, up to this very day. This late 19th to early 20th century antique French Gran Prix figurative small bronze urn, with meandering, woven tree limb side handles, features detailed bas-relief busts of eight, horizontally aligned gods, adorning the exterior sidewalls of the vessel.It has an inserted and independent copper basin sleeve, that is unpolished and like the bronze metal surfaces, boasts original, naturally oxidized, aged patina. The side handles are without distortions, dents or dings. The detailed tooling and intricate figuration of the upper sill, the relentless attention to detail and the embellishment of nearly every square inch of the bronze surfaces of the urn, makes this a particularly elevated and for that reason, a superlative, exemplary piece of antique French Gran Prix bronze figurative metal sculpture. Extraordinary and very, very beautiful. A gift from the gods, all eight of them. Very Good to Excellent overall antique condition.
In simply extraordinary condition with what appears to be some dark discoloration along one side of the pedestal base. No attempt has been made to remedy or to lesson this incidence. The bronze urn remains untouched and undisturbed. It was only dusted with a fine red sable brush.
It remains as it was found in the estate where it was taken from. The item "LATE 19TH C ANTIQUE FRENCH GRAN PRIX BRONZE/COPPER URN, WithBAS-RELIEF OF 8 GODS" is in sale since Saturday, October 19, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Metalware". The seller is "modsanctuary" and is located in Milford, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.