A silver plate Rhyton form boar vase After Gabriella Crespi (Italian, 1922 â€“ 2017) for Christian Dior
A silver plate Rhyton form boar vase After Gabriella Crespi (Italian, 1922 â€“ 2017) for Christian Dior. From the early 1960â€™s her objects were commissioned by Dior for the gifts department, home decor and dining.
The artist was clearly inspired by the likes of the architect Alexandre-ThÃ©odore Brongniart (French, 1739 â€“1813) whose â€˜cornetâ€™ Sevres vases with boars now on display in the Louvre. Brongniart derived the shapes from ancient Rhyton drinking vessels. The â€˜Rhytonâ€™ form originates from the ancient Greeks, a conical horn shape, typically formed into the shape of an animal's head. Italian, circa 1960.
This is a SOLD item and has been left in the Public Domain for research purposes.
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