Made from reconstituted stone in the 1900s, this French vase aux beliers (vase with rams) was cast in two pieces. The main body is adorned with thick gadroon lobes under a deep cavetto cornice, which is interrupted by two ram mascarons on opposing sides. In between the rams is a quarter-round rim embellished with an egg and dart motif. The undulating column with a circular foot has two protruding rings of gadroon beneath a leaf cup that envelops the neck. Accumulation of moss and lichen has given the light gray colored stone a white, black, and green patina. Our two-piece vase aux beliers would make a wonderful garden ornament or interior planter.
CONDITION: Very good condition with commensurate buildup to the interior. There is a light accumulation of moss and lichen, adding to the fascinating patina. Some faded motifs and a superficial age separation to the main body.