A magnificent and rare pair of large Louis XVI style gilt and bronze 'Ryhton' form cornucopia boar chenets / firedogs after Alexandre-Théodore Brongniart (French, 1739 –1813)
A magnificent and rare pair of large Louis XVI (1754 –1793) style chenets / firedogs in gilt and bronze, 'Ryhton' form cornucopia, with fruiting swags that wrap and fall at the back and boar's heads resting on bronze plinths, with a gilt freize. After architect Alexandre-Théodore Brongniart (French, 1739 –1813), whose son Alexandre Brongniart became a respected director of the Louvre. The Louvre has a pair of Sevres vases by Alexandre-Théodore Brongniart of similar form and shape, said to be the most astonishing pieces created in Sèvres during the First Empire. Brongniart derived the shapes from ancient Rhyton drinking vessels. The ‘Ryhton’ form originates from the ancient Greeks, a conical horn shape, typically formed into the shape of an animal's head. French, circa 1860.
This is a SOLD item and has been left in the Public Domain for research purposes.
Images are available for research and public use with an acknowledgement to www.hamsheregallery.com. But not for commercial use without the permission of the Hamshere Gallery.