A planter with Empire style caryatids
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Planter in gilded and patinated bronze mounted on a stepped base in "vert de mer" marble on which stand at the corners women dressed in long tunics and a central amphora with swan-shaped handles. Like the columns with female figures of the Erechtheion of the acropolis of Athens, these caryatids in patinated bronze support a fluted jardinière with an openwork caning in the upper part. On both sides of the receptacle of plants a garland in arc of circle formed by flowers, leaves, ribbons, a crown of laurel, a quiver and a caduceus.
Some wear to the patina.
Dim: 55 x 57 x 33 cm (21 ⁵/₈ x 22 ¹/₂ x 13 inches)
Price: 17000 euros