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Bronze & Ormolu - Tazzas, Urns & Vases

In keeping with the great interest in classical antiquity shown by the educated classes in the 18th & 19th centuries, tazzas & urns were made which were direct copies of Greek & Roman originals, but usually smaller. Tazzas were shallow 2-handled dish-shaped items supported on a pedestal often made of marble, urns were deeper also sometimes with handles, adorned in various ways. Both were usually just decorative with no useful function. Vases, whilst also frequently inspired by ancient examples, were designed to hold flowers or “spills” the tapers used to light candles & fires. In addition to bronze & ormolu, cast-iron & fancy glass examples are stocked.