Monumental vase

Pedestal and mounts by Pierre Philippe Thomire French

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 553

This celebrated vase was made for the Florentine house of Count Nicholas Demidoff. The Russian Demidoff family owned the lands from which the malachite was mined.

Monumental vase, Pedestal and mounts by Pierre Philippe Thomire (French, Paris 1751–1843 Paris), Russian malachite, composite filling material; gilt-bronze mounts; bronze pedestal, probably Italian, Florence and French, Paris

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