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French Bronze Sacred to Neptune Ewers 

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Key Features

  • Pair of 'Sacred
  • to Neptune'
  • Bronze Ewers

Item Details

  • Height:
    17 Inches
  • Period:
    18th Century
  • Origin:
    France
These ewers are crafted in the famed Sacred to Neptune design created by renowned artist John Flaxman in 1775. This exceptional design is most often found in pottery form, as the renowned maker Wedgwood produced it in both black basalt and jasperware. It was also beautifully realized in silver by the Royal goldsmiths Rundell, Bridge, and Rundell. However, bronze versions of this Neoclassical masterpiece are exceptionally rare, with French examples being even rarer. Featuring a bold and classical nautical theme, with finely modeled figures of tritons serving as the handles, dolphin masks and swags of cattail plants, these amazing vessels are true treasures, exemplifying the love of ancient Greco-Roman styles shared between England and France.

Late 18th-early 19th century

17" high

John Flaxman was extremely famous in his own day and was one of the very few English craftsmen to have his models made on the continent (most styles went from France and Italy to England and not vice versa) and in the 18th century, he was actually the first "modern" craftsman to have his works displayed in the British Museum.  

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