Antique gilt bronze vase, signed by famous French sculptor Auguste Moreau (1834-1917). This is a well known design, and would have originally been mounted on a rouge marble base. It is unfortunately missing the base (which could quite easily be reinstated), but more importantly it is missing the cherub that would have been located where the small hole can be seen (see photo 2). It is a very decorative piece, with snails and flowers around, and with shells for handles. In otherwise excellent condition, and a rare find.