An important pair of urns and covers, Paris circa 1810.

In ormolu and patinated bronze.

Each with a domed cover surmounted by an egg-and-dart rim under a fine cast top with a cone final. The center of the urns decorated with Aesop´s tale of the fox and the crane and surmounted by winged cherubs. The square plinth mounted with a lotus leaf decoration and centered by Mercurius cast masks.

The Aesop´s fables is a collection of tales that is credited to Aesop, a man who was a slave and a storyteller in ancient Greece. The moral draw of the story of the fox and crane is to do others what you would wish for your self. This fabel and others came from an oral tradition and were collected some three centuries after Aesop´s death. 

Condition: Excellent
Year: 1810
H: 44 cm