These 19th century lidded vases were carved from a dark red and white marble known as French Rouge. The ‘Vases Aux Beliers” or Rams Heads, were a popular motif in French decorative arts during the past several hundred years. They were originally seen on carved architectural fragments of the Greeks and Romans. Beneath each ram, hangs garlands of roses, which connect in sequence around the perimeter of each vase. They lay on a white colored chiseled ground, above a large rouge flower, which gives strong contrast. The rest of the vases feature different patterns and sizes of hand carved gadrooning, along the bases and upper portions.
At nearly 30 inches tall, these French marble vases, will make for an impressive decorative accessory anywhere in the home. The striking coloration and pattern of the red and white marble is not commonly seen in French vases of this type.
Each urn weighs about 105 lbs.
CONDITION: Good strong antique condition with professional restoration to a split on one base. Minor nicks and wear.