A fine pair of French decorative vases from the Belle Époque - each vase featuring a fluted body of spelter (a zinc-lead alloy that ages to resemble bronze) with a brass insert, a stylish relief design and handles, mounted to a square base of marble, and resting on round brass feet.
The Belle Époque or La Belle Époque (French for "Beautiful Epoch") is the term often given to a period of French history, usually dated to between 1880 and the outbreak of World War I in 1914. Occurring during the era of the French Third Republic, it was a period characterized by optimism, regional peace, economic prosperity, colonial Expansion, and technological, scientific, and cultural innovations. In this era of France’s cultural and artistic climate (particularly within Paris), the arts markedly flourished, with numerous masterpieces of literature, music, theatre, and visual art gaining extensive recognition.
Priced as a pair - $1895 the pair.