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Pair of Lidded Vases
Marble and gilt bronze
An unknown craftsman carved these vases from blocks of
Italian craftsmen from Florence, trained at the grand duke's hardstone workshop, the Galleria de' Lavorie, were brought to the Gobelins Manufactory. With their knowledge, training, and skill, these men were able to produce opulent pieces that were designed simply for display and to emphasize the power and magnificence of the French king.
Jacques Kugel, French, born Russia, 1912 - 1985 (Paris, France)
Private Collection [sold, Fine French and Continental Furniture, Objets of Art, Clocks, Carpets, Tapestries and Sculpture, Christie's, New York, November 24, 1987, lot 39.]
by 1988 - 1993
Dalva Brothers, Inc. (New York, New York), sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1993.
"Acquisitions/1993." The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal 22 (1994), p. 65, no. 11.
Harwood, Buie, Bridget May, and Curt Sherman. Architecture and Interior Design through the 18th Century: An Integrated History (Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, 2002), p. 392, no. 23-12, pl. 56.
Malgouyres, Philippe, and Clément Blanc-Riehl. Porphyre: La Pierre pourpre des Ptolémées aux Bonaparte, exh. cat. (Paris: Musée du Louvre, 2003), p. 126, under no. 8.
Wilson, Gillian, et al. French Furniture and Gilt Bronzes: Baroque and Régence: Catalogue of the J. Paul Getty Museum Collection (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2008), pp. 350-353, no. 42.