Antique Pair of Bronze Ewers After Clodion


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An impressive  pair of 19th century patinated bronze ewers after Claude-Michel Clodion (1738-1814). The entwined serpent handles issuing from the spout above waisted neck cast with a horned rams mask, the sides with neo-classical relief scenes depicting figures in naturalistic settings with satyrs and putti. The spreading ormolu bases standing on square plinths.

Height 19″ (48cm)

Width 11″ (28cm)

Depth 7″ (18cm)

Bases 4 3/4” (12cm) square


Circa 1870

Claude Michael Clodion, [1738-1814], was the son-in-law of sculptor Augustin Pajou; he trained in Paris in the workshops of Lambert Sigisbert Adam, his maternal uncle was Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, the most successful sculptor of the time. After winning the Prix de Rome, he moved to Italy, sharing a studio with Jean-Antoine Houdon and studying antique, Renaissance, and Baroque sculpture.