A PAIR OF CONTINENTAL 20th CENTURY LOUIS XV ST. ORMOLU AND LAPIS LAZULI VASES.

Regular price $13,889.00
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Each elegant vase is raised by a fine Louis XV style pierced ormolu base.

The stunning baluster shaped bodies in semi-precious stone are incased by richly chased scrolled gilt bronze handles at each side with large acanthus leaves in rich satin and burnish finish leading up to the rim with a fine wrap around foliate mount.

Prized for its intense color, Lapis Lazuli is one of the oldest opaque gem stones in history with artifacts from the Indus Valley dated to -6500BC.

This stone's two part name comes from two different cultures: lapis is a latin word meaning "stone", while lazuli comes from the Persian word lazhuward, meaning "blue"

Dimensions: 50H x 35L x 25D cm

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