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silla was born out of a passion for beautiful objects: special pieces with aesthetic and historical significance. In 2009, after years of collecting, Andrew Silla and his wife Grace began to work privately with clients from their residence in Southern Maryland. Quickly outgrowing the space, the business was moved from Maryland to Pennsylvania in 2012 and after several warehouse location changes it was firmly settled in the present brick-and-mortar location in downtown Shippensburg.

The 9000 square foot brick-and-mortar gallery is home to a large collection of works of art and estate jewelry. We specialize in sculpture circa 1860 through 1930 with a particular emphasis on the Animaliers and as such the gallery always has a very large collection of exceptional European and American sculpture available on display.

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Pair of French Ormolu-Mounted Breche Violette Marble Vases


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Circa third quarter of the 19th century
Item # 403TET18P 

A lovely matched pair of vases in the Louis XV taste from the Napoleon III era, these feature the delightful hue of a subtle purple in the breche violette marble of the bodies, both turned entirely of solid stone. They are mounted with beautifully cast and gilt polychromed bronze with acanthus over the curved handles and garlands of flowers and foliage draping between them. Concentric intertwining swirls finish the undersides over the socle embellished with a laurel leaf wreath. Both are raised on a brass rim. A very fine presentation.

Measurements: 14 3/4" H x 5 3/8" D x 9" W (at handles)

Condition Report:
Old hairline cracks within the marble. Gilt to the rim worn, gilt polychroming throughout refreshed. Both carefully cleaned and sealed in conservator's wax. A very fine presentation.