A PAIR OF ART NOUVEAU ENAMELED COPPER GILT BRONZE MOUNTED CASSOLETTE BASES ON STAND, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY, in the continental Neoclassical taste, the gilt bronze acanthus relief mounted flared mouth, above pinched neck, over a spreading, bulbous, mossy green ground body with relief enameling, the grisaille figures of putti rise from thickly applied enameled sides, imitating pâte-sur-pâte, one after Francois Boucher's (French 1703-1770), "L'Amour Moissonneur," the plump enfants mischievously tickle a sleeping cupid on bushels of harvested wheat, and the other after the Casa dei Vettii cupids, of Pompeii, harvesting, and pressing wine, raised on gilt bronze, bead and acanthus leaf trimmed Louis XVI style quadruped stands, terminating in cloven, hairy hooves, on an "X" form base, raised on a later, gilt painted wood base, height: 12.00", diameter: 6".
Some losses, mild crazing/craquelure, now mounted as lamps, no lids, surface smudges, soil, and residue, but overall in good to very good condition, wear commensurate with age.
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