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Pair of Ormolu-Mounted Fluorspar Vases
- These Napoleon III French urns exemplify the elaborate revival styles of their age
- The baluster-form fluorspar vases are adorned by ormolu mounts
- The design beautifully displays the stone's violet and jade-like tones
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Thanks to the influence of Emperor Napoleon III, who wished to have his name associated with the classical grandeur of Rome, the decorative style of the Second Empire is a true amalgamation of styles. Eclecticism reigned as craftsmen revisited the most opulent aesthetics of centuries past, including the Renaissance, Baroque and Empire styles, creating their own distinctive versions. Today, pieces from the Napoleon III era are prized for their singular, lavish luxury.
5" wide x 5" deep x 14" high