A pair of 19th century French, 'Ryhton' form cornucopia opaline vases mounted into ormolu bronze boars
A pair of 19th century, French 'Ryhton' form cornucopia opaline glass vases, mounted into ormolu bronze boar’s heads, upon rectangular black marble bases. Each opaline vase is profusely decorated with gilt and polychrome oriental birds, foliage and flowers. Clearly inspired by the architect Alexandre-Théodore Brongniart's (French, 1739 –1813) ‘cornet’ Sevres vases with boars, which are now on display in the Louvre. Brongniart derived the shapes from ancient Rhyton drinking vessels; the ‘Rhyton’ form originates from the ancient Greeks, and forms s conical horn shape, typically formed in the shape of an animal's head. French, circa 1870.
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