The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Vase and cover
  • Vase and cover
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • France
  • 1770 - 1775
  • Jasper, gilt bronze, brass plate and screws
  • Height: 40.5 cm
    Width: 29.5 cm
    Depth: 15.5 cm
  • Incised mark: 'XVIII 39' Scratched. NB: this is an old Wallace Collection number, used before publication of 1956 furniture catalogue.
  • F352
  • Landing
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  • Oval vase of red jasper, streaked with grey, white and buff, mounted with two seated gilt-bronze infant satyrs holding vine swags looped behind their backs. The pedestal of each vase has been cast in several sections: an upper rectangular plinth set on a half-round moulding decorated with a scale pattern; a lower, large rectangular plinth and eight pairs of goats’ hooves, each pair cast separately. Although not by Gouthière, the mounts may date from the same period (1770-5) as the hardstone vases mounted for Gouthière by the duc d’Aumont, including the perfume-burner (F292) displayed in the Study at the Wallace Collection. Although the gilt-bronze mounts are heavier than on Gouthière’s authenticated works, they are still very high quality and recent cleaning has revealed their true splendour.