Neoclassical Terracotta Ewers


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Large Neoclassical terracotta ewers in the manner of Clodion (1738-1814) showing a Bacchic scene with maidens and satyrs.  The vases have entwined serpent handles and a channeled spout.

Clodion was born into a family of sculptors in Nancy, France. His father was a sculptor as were his mother’s two brothers.In 1755 he entered the Paris workshop of his uncle Lamber-Sigisbert Adam, an established sculptor.In 1759 he obtained the grand prize for sculpture at the Academie Royale. From 1762 to 1771 he worked as a sculptor in  Rome. The French Revolution drove Clodion back to Nancy where he remained until 1792

H 17.75 in. x W 6.5 in. x D 10.5 in.

Excellent. Small edge chips invisibly restored.



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