Pair of George III Blue John Patinated and Gilt Bronze Atheniennes In the Manner of Thomas Hope

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A rare pair of early 19th century patinated and English lacquer gilt bronze atheniennes supporting highly figured solid Derbyshire blue john cups, the flared rims with thumb molded edges, polished inside and out to reveal the rich translucent crystalline figuring. Each cup supported on parcel gilt bases comprising of three panther monopedia chimeras around a central cabochon of blue john mounted into a bronze circular stylobate and elevated by a gilt ring on stepped slightly canted neo-Egyptian square bases separated and supported

on four gilt paw feet.


England, circa 1805-10

Height 12 inches

Diameter 9 1/2 inches

The metalwork conserved by Michael Brook Antique Metal Conservation

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