Pair of covered vases

English (London)
about 1805


Height: 12 1/2 in. (31.8 cm)

Accession Number

2010.1037.1a-b - 2a-b

Medium or Technique

Patinated and gilt bronze; brass

Not On View




Decorative arts

Each with circular flaming-finial mounted tops above a circular waisted body with winged masks to each side and chimerical beasts issuing arched handles, above a waisted brass socle, on a concave-side canted triangular base, with reeded angles, each side mounted with masks, on scrolled and palmette paw feet.


February 9, 1993, anonymous sale, Phillips, London, lot 132, probably to H. Blairman and Sons, London. Acquired on the London art market by Horace Wood Brock, New York; 2010, year-end gift of Horace Wood Brock to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 26, 2011)

Credit Line

Gift of Horace Wood Brock