Monumental Cobalt Blue Gilt Bronze Sèvres urn. Cobalt-blue baluster form with tooled gilt bordering cartouche centered with polychromed enamel romantic painting depicting a man serenading with his mandolin to two maidens, titled "La musique" and signed on lower right hand corner by artist "Bertrey,". The reverse side of urn with landscape scene within a tooled gilt bordered cartouch. An intricately detailed gilded bronze wreath, wings and hinged ring handels flank each side or urn, conforming socle base with a gilt bronze rim with continuous acanthus leaf detail, gilt bronze shapely plinth. Inscription under lid "offert pour duc de Berry" (indicating that the original was a gift to the Duke of Berry), and Sèvres marking with monogram AB within interlaced L's. Bronze marked beneath with initials RK. Bronze is of the highest quality.
Rococo design dominated interiors and furniture during Louis XV’s reign in the 18th century with sensuous organic curves, assymetry and elaborate ornamentation with an aura of fantasy, luxury and elegance, while being intimate and comfortable at the same time. Art and design was influenced greatly by the king's chief mistress Madame Pompadour, a patron of the arts was behind the funding of the porcelain company Sévres. This glamorous design has a sophisticated style and adds contrasting highlights to modern and contemporary interior settings.
Place of Origin: France
Dimensions: 43inH x 18inDia
Condition: Excellent Antique Condition
Wear: Wear consistent with age