after PIERRE GOUTHIÈR (French 1732-1813) A BRONZE DORÉ MOUNTED DAMASCUS ROSE MARBLE CASSOLETTE, SECOND FRENCH EMPIRE (1852-1870), the highly figured violet gray, black and rose pink figured urn with a bronze liner, within an acanthus leaf encrusted rim, over a cavetto neck, above an acorn form body, mounted with repeating bead trim, above a carved frieze mounted with flowering urn rinceaux, above profuse flower garland swags joining by high relief masks of Hygeia issuing flat, pierced cabriole legs centering laurel leaf and berry sprigs, with rectangular block and floret knees, issuing splayed, dual clustered, leafy cloven feet, joined by a repeating flower chased circular stretcher, centering a grape bunch finial, suspending a spiraling serpent eating grapes pendulum, raised on a canted corner triangular, figured black marble plinth base. Height: 17" Diameter: 11"
Some patina throughout, chips to the urn with some apparent glue residue and repairs, circular stretcher attached upside down,
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