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ANTIQUE NUMBER SA1033372: Antique Pair Grand Tour Borghese Bronze & Siena Marble Campana Urns 19th C

Antique Pair Grand Tour Borghese Bronze & Siena Marble Campana Urns 19th C

£2,200    $2,814    €2,543
A superb antique pair of Grand Tour bronze and Siena marble Borghese Campana urns, circa 1870 in date.
 
 
This pair of patinated bronze campana urns are after the Borghese models with classical relief decoration with beaded rims on a pedestal base and square plinth raised on a Siena Marble stepped pedestal.
 
 
This high quality hot cast solid bronze was produced using the traditional "lost wax" process, otherwise known as the "cire perdue" method.
 
 
The craftsmanship is second to none throughout all aspects of this pair and they are sure to add an unparalleled touch of class to your home.
 
 
Condition:
 
In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.
 
 
Dimensions in cm:
 
Height 33 x Width 13 x Depth 11
 
Weight 4.3 kg - Each
 
 
Dimensions in inches:
 
Height 1 foot, 1 inch x Width 5 inches x Depth 4 inches
 
Weight 9.5 lbs - Each
 
 
The Grand Tour was the traditional trip of Europe undertaken by mainly upper-class European young men of means. The custom flourished from about 1660 until the advent of large-scale rail transit in the 1840s, and was associated with a standard itinerary.
 
 
It served as an educational rite of passage. Though primarily associated with the British nobility and wealthy landed gentry, similar trips were made by wealthy young men of Protestant Northern European nations on the Continent, and from the second half of the 18th century some South American, U.S., and other overseas youth joined in. The tradition was extended to include more of the middle class after rail and steamship travel made the journey less of a burden.
 
 
The primary value of the Grand Tour, it was believed, lay in the exposure both to the cultural legacy of classical antiquity and the Renaissance, and to the aristocratic and fashionably polite society of the European continent. In addition, it provided the only opportunity to view specific works of art, and possibly the only chance to hear certain music. A ...
The antique presented on this page [ANTIQUE NUMBER SA1033372] was made in 1870:
1870
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