387. Antique Pair French Breche Violet Marble Gilt Bronze Ormolu Urns Vases 19th Century


Stunning Pair of French Ormolu and well figured Breche Violet Marble Twin Arm Decorative Sidepieces of generous proportions, modelled in the Art Deco Style but possibly made earlier. 

The unusual triangular formed main supports below an ornate ormolu socle, capped with finely cast pineapple finials and ending on a square stepped base raised on four toupie supports. 

Condition: Good condition for such early pieces with no losses to ormolu, which has been professionally re-gold plated. There is an old very small loss to marble of one at the side, not easy to notice.  

Height: (entire as shown on image one an impressive) 12.75" (32.5cm). Width: (at base) 3.5" (9cm). Depth: (at base) 3.5” (9cm). 

Pair Eur 875.00  

Location: Dublin City, Ireland. 

Affordable Worldwide Store to door shipping offered by Seller. 

Breche Violet is a very decorative Italian Marble quarried in Seravezza, Carrara Basin, located between Florence and Genoa, sometimes mistaken for Blue John Stone which is found in Derbyshire, England. Breche violet is of a basic creamy white, clouded colour with delicate tones of redish browns, broken into irregular angular shapes by veins. The primary veins are blue-violet in colour, the secondary veins a variety of colours. The quarries were exhausted prior to 1960 so it is no longer produced but can still be found in covering interior walls and fire surrounds etc. of ancient European castles, hotels and affluent homes.