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Late C19th Italian Carved 'grand Tour' Souvenir Carved Serpentine Marble Study Of "Il Porcellino' Or The Ufizzi Boar .


£1,900 | $2,648 USD | €2,214 EUR
Item Number: SA476773
Date of manufacture: 1870
Current Status: For sale
Seller: M Lees and Sons
This antique has been viewed 39 times in the past month with the most views from Germany.


Late C19th Italian 'Grand Tour' souvenir carved serpentine marble study of "Il Porcellino" or the Ufizzi boar.
Well executed larger scale green serpentine marble marble reduction after the lost ancient Hellenistic original , a bronze version was cast by the Baroque Master Pietro Tacca (1577-1640) , whilst a marble Roman copy is now on display in the Ufizzi Museum, Florence Italy. The sculpture is based upon the Calydonian Boar of Greek Mythology.
Traditionally Tacca's bronze stood in the Mercato Nuovo in the centre of Florence as a fountain feature , the legend arose of placing a coin in the jaws and rubbing the snout to bring good fortune , resulting in a smooth polished surface.
In excellent condition, with well-detailed hide and fur , wild ferocious eyes and gaping mouth with tusk detail. Raised on a canted corner naturalistically-carved integral plinth base . Minor historic chip to rear corner of the base.
H 12"
W 12.5"
D 7.5"
Italy c.1870
Established in the Cathedral City of Worcester for over 30 years , M.Lees&Sons , run by Michael Lees ,have been dealing with public and trade from show-rooms in an early Georgian town-house. We aim to provide a straight-forward approach to our business and build lasting relationships with our customers. As members of the 'London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association' , we provide full descriptive details , date ,authenticity and any available provenance ,with full disclosure of any restoration or repair which may have taken place .
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Located in the centre of Worcester in the shadow of the Cathedral with easy parking nearby. Exit Junction 7 M5 and follow the signs for Worcester Porcelain Museum . Our premises are located 100 metres from the Museum and 50 metres from Pay&Display car-park in nearby King St.
Internal Ref: ML 1706


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1870.


Height = 31 cm (12.2")
Width = 33 cm (13.0")
Depth = 19 cm (7.5")

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Tower House
1 Castle Place
Severn St
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