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Antique Large 76cm Pair of French Gilt Bronze Ewers c. 1840

Antique Large 76cm Pair of French Gilt Bronze Ewers c. 1840

Antique Large 76cm Pair of French Gilt Bronze Ewers c. 1840
Regent Antiques has been trading in London for three decades. We specialise in English and Continental antique furniture, silver and porcelain. Our main markets are Europe and North America and we export worldwide. Antique Large 76cm Pair of French Gilt Bronze Ewers c. This is a truly superb large antique pair of. And bronze ewers, circa 1840 in date. Each with gilded flying scroll handle adorned with a seated cherub. The bulbous body smothered with bacchanalian scenes of grapes, vines, berries, cherubs, a goat and a chariot. T hey rest on gilded bronze foliate bases terminating in circular bronze plinths. The craftsmanship is second to none throughout all aspects of this pair and they are sure to add an unparalleled touch of class to your home. This superb antique pair of bronze ewers was produced using the traditional. In excellent condition having been expertly cleaned and polished in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation. Height 76 x Width 36 x Depth 22. Height 2 foot, 6 inches x Width 1 foot, 2 inches x Depth 9 inches. Ormolu – (from French’or moulu’, signifying ground or pounded gold) is an 18th-century English term for applying finely ground, high-carat. To an object of. The mercury is driven off in a. Leaving behind a gold-coloured veneer known as’gilt bronze’. The manufacture of true ormolu employs a process known as mercury-gilding or. In which a solution of. Is applied to a piece of. Or bronze, followed by the application of an. Of gold and mercury. The item was then exposed to extreme heat until the mercury burned off and the gold remained, adhered to the metal object. No true ormolu was produced in France after around 1830 because legislation had outlawed the use of mercury. Therefore, other techniques were used instead but nothing surpasses the original mercury-firing ormolu method for sheer beauty and richness of colour. Is the most common modern technique. Ormolu techniques are essentially the same as those used on. Lost Wax Method sometimes called by the French name of cire perdue or the Latin, cera perduta is the process by which a bronze or brass is cast from an artists sculpture. In industrial uses, the modern process is called investment casting. An ancient practice, the process today varies from foundry to foundry, but the steps which are usually used in casting small bronze sculptures in a modern bronze foundry are generally quite standardised. Take a tour of our London showrooms. Take Piccadilly line to Manor House station. Go to top of escalators and turn left. Take exit 7 and walk straight on for 10 metres. Manor Warehouse is on the right. There is car parking available on site. Please make all cheques payable to Regent Antiques. Bank details: Regent Antiques – BBVA – Account: 05701615 – Sort: 23-59-11. For the best value, we recommend offsetting this cost by purchasing multiple items. The item “Antique Large 76cm Pair of French Gilt Bronze Ewers c. 1840″ is in sale since Thursday, February 15, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Metalware\Bronze”. The seller is “regentantiquesuk” and is located in London N4 1BX. This item can be shipped worldwide.
Antique Large 76cm Pair of French Gilt Bronze Ewers c. 1840
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