November 16, 2018 09:00 AM EST Asheville, North Carolina


Russian Néo-Grec Marble and Ormolu Mounted Vase

mid 19th century, volute-krater form in polished black stone, with a gilt rim under a wide stone base plate, gilt, lotus meander stem, with finely gilt champleve enamel floral decoration below shoulder, gilt mouth with two figured swan head handles, unmarked, 20 x 10-1/2 in.; accompanying lot is the museum exhibition card 

Note: possibly made for the private apartments of the Grand Duke Mikhail Nicholaevich (1832-1909) at the great neoclassical palace of Pavlovsk outside St. Petersburg; previously on loan to the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Biedenhard Museum, Monroe, LA.

Provenance:From the Collection of Daniel Bibb, Atlanta, Georgia


overall good condition, some abrasions in stone, light gilt loss, enamel loss with some restoration, only 5 in. open space, interior, from mouth

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
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