Description This pair of neoclassical vases is distinguished by its superb gilt-bronze, goat shaped mount which is thought to be by Pierre Philippe Thomire, an outstanding sculptor and bronze-caster of the late 18th century. Vases of a similar form, though with different decoration, bearing the date-letters for 1782 were purchased by George IV. The Walters' pair have tentatively been associated with a 1784 inventory reference at the Palace of Versailles.
Provenance Collection of Mme. Charcot Hendry, London; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions No visible marks, if any they are obstructed by the base.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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