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| Wedgwood vase with Louis XVI ormoulu mounts with original gilding, probably by François Rémond and furnished by Dominique Daguerre. The shoulder is decorated with a band of molded acanthus alternating with pendant anthemia. The frieze depicts An Offering of Peace by Lady Templetown. (A plaque of the same subject is in The Metropolitan Museum of Art.) The personification of Peace consoles a grieving widow and her child as Cupid brandishes his bow while standing on his quiver of arrows, implying a future love for the young woman.
Each ormoulu handle is in the form of a female Egyptian head on an acanthus shield under a crest of flowers and leafage. The square ormoulu plinth has friezes composed of contrasting bands of alternately burnished and matte interlocking circles. [A small piece at the base of one acanthus shield is missing.]
Dominique Daguerre acquired the monopoly for importing Wedgwood to Paris in 1786.
Ex Collection: Mrs. Charles Wrightsman
|Height (ins.): 9.75 (25 cm) Length/Width (ins.): 6.25 (16 cm)|
|Origin: England and France Period: Louis XVI|