REF NO : B73323

Pierre Gouthière

A Pair of Gilt-Bronze Mounted Marble Vases

France, Circa 1880

£5,800

A Pair of Gilt-Bronze Mounted Incarnat Turquin Marble Vases In The Manner of Pierre Gouthière.Each vase is mounted with finely cast gilt-bronze female...

Dimensions

Height: 49 cm (20 in)
Width: 27 cm (11 in)
Depth: 20 cm (8 in)
REF NO : B73323

Description

A Pair of Gilt-Bronze Mounted Incarnat Turquin Marble Vases In The Manner of Pierre Gouthière.Each vase is mounted with finely cast gilt-bronze female masks and foliate garlands.

Date

Circa 1880

Origin

France

Medium

Gilt-Bronze

Pierre Gouthière

Pierre Gouthière (1732 – 1813) son of a saddle maker, rose to become the most famous Parisian bronze chaser and gilder of the late 1700s, receiving commissions from some of the leading connoisseurs of his day. Like many successful apprentices, he married the widow of his first employer and took over his establishment. Success came quickly, and in November 1767 he received the title of doreur du roi (Gilder to the King) from Louis XV. Gouthière also supplied works to the Comte d’Artois, the Marquis de Marigny, and the marchand mercier Dominique Daguerre, among others.

Gouthière was a master of chasing and invented a new type of gilding that left a matte finish. He combined polished with matte finishes to create varied effects on the surfaces of his bronzes. He made many types of objects, including furniture mounts, ornaments for mantelpieces and coaches, and mounts for porcelain or marble vases.

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