Ormolu is an 18th-century English term for applying finely ground, high-carat gold in a mercury amalgam to an object of bronze. Craftsmen principally used ormolu for the decorative mountings of furniture, clocks, lighting devices, and porcelain.
private seller, wisbech, united kingdom
This well executed and attractive 21cm high Art-nouveau hand chiselled pure etain metal vase signed by the artist L Houzeaux and depicts flowering foliage. The vase shows those subtle polished tones that can only be...
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