A 19th century patinated & gilt bronze ewer
€ 4800
A 19th century patinated & gilt bronze ewer
After a model by Sigisbert-François Michel (1728-1811)
€ 4800
Object N° 2011

Decorative ewer symbolizing Water in patinated and gilded bronze, decorated with a triton holding a dolphin from which water reeds escape, resting on a square base.

Originally paired with another symbolizing Wine, surmounted by a satyr retaining the horns of a goat from which vines shoot out.

19th century, after a model circa 1774.

H. 37.5 x L. 20 cm.


The sculptor Sigisbert-François Michel (1728-1811), eldest brother of the French sculptor Clodion, exhibited in 1774 two plaster ewer vases of the same design at the Académie Saint-Luc in Paris.

Related works

- The only known 18th century bronze pair, dated circa 1775, is in the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles (USA), a partial gift from Dr Horace W. Brock in honor of Will Iselin (inv. 2015.61), ill. 3.

- An identical model with its pendant forming a pair: Sotheby's Paris sale, Mobilier, Sculptures Et Objets D'Art, May 14, 2014, lot 254.