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Vase on a column stand

lapidary workshop: Hôtel des Menus-Plaisirs, Versailles

Designer: probably by François Joseph Belanger (French, Paris 1744–1818 Paris)
Maker: lapidary work probably by Augustin Bocciardi (ca. 1729–1797)
Mount maker: attributed to Pierre Philippe Thomire (French, Paris 1751–1843 Paris)
Date: after 1771–72, mounts ca. 1780
Culture: French, Versailles and Paris
Medium: Egyptian porphyry, gilt bronze mounts
Dimensions: H. (vase) 41 1/4 in. (104.8 cm); H. (stand) 35 5/8 in. (90.5 cm); Diam. 16 3/8 in. (41.6 cm)
Classification: Natural Substances
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 1971
Accession Number: 1971.206.44

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