After Pierre Gouthière (1732 - 1813)

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After Pierre Gouthière (1732 - 1813)

A Pair of Louis XVI Style Green Serpentine Marble Brûle-Parfums

FRANCE, Circa 1875

REF No. B73820


Height :42 cm | 16¹/₂ in
Diameter :18 cm | 19¹/₈ in


A Pair of Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted, Green Serpentine Marble Brûle-Parfums, In the Manner of Pierre Gouthière.

Modelled as cassolettes, this fine pair of serpentine marble perfume burners have domed lids with pineapple finials above gilt-bronze, pierced, waisted collars, with Bacchic masks, united by floral swags and raised on hoofed supports put down on a triform plinth toupie feet.


Pierre Gouthière (1732 - 1813) was the most celebrated bronze gilder in France during the eighteenth century, the title of Gilder to the King being given to him by Louis XV. He perfected the most expensive type of gilding of this period, dorure au mat, which involved the use of lavish amounts of gold to create a rich, deep matte finish. As well as working for the King he created items for the Comte d'Artois, the Marquis de Marigny, and the duc d'Aumont.
The collection of the duc d'Aumont was sold at auction in Paris in 1782 and many objects mounted by Gouthière were bought by Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. His works, unsurpassed in creativity and execution, can now be found in the Wallace Collection, London and the Louvre, Paris.

Pierre Gouthière

A Pair of Louis XVI Style Green Serpentine Marble Brûle-Parfums

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