Exceptional tripod base supporting a basin and ewer in bronze and patinated metal, enhanced by gilding on a silver background. Composed of three slender supports joined together by a curved strut in the middle of a patinated bronze flower. Feet composed of sandals.
Round basin in moulded and embossed metal, carving enhanced with gold and silver. Decorated with a circular border frieze with motifs including scenes of Tritons, satyr masks and marine attributes.
The central part represents The Triumph of Neptune, and his wife Amphitrite, standing with a trident in hand on a chariot drawn by seahorses and framed by Cupids.
Ewer on piedouche with a large handle and a flared neck with a spout, flanked by the mask of Neptune.
Belly engraved and sculpted in relief with foliage and acanthus leaves with two parts:
-The chariot of Venus riding a dolphin and accompanied by Cupid
– Venus seated, washing, looking at her reflection in a mirror, surrounded by the young winged god Cupid, armed with a bow and a quiver filled with arrows that set aflutter the heart of anyone struck by the passion of love.
French work from the mid-19th century, around 1850-1855.
Model designed by H. Cahieux.
Produced by Maison F. Barbedienne.
Height: 122 cm – Diameter: 44 cm