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ANTIQUE NUMBER SA501876: C19th Bronze 'grand Tour' Souvenir Reduction, After The Antique, Of "The Warwick Vase".

C19th Bronze 'grand Tour' Souvenir Reduction, After The Antique, Of "The Warwick Vase".

£1,400    $1,778    €1,655
C19th bronze 'Grand Tour' souvenir reduction, after the antique, of "The Warwick Vase" .
 
Well-cast French bronze copy of the iconic ancient Roman marble vase known as "The Warwick Vase" . Mounted on a stepped plinth and solid block base of well-figured 'verde antico' marble.
 
The vase is richly carved with 3-dimensional faces of Bacchic gods and with intertwined leaf and grape-vine detail relating to the cult of the Roman god of wine , Bacchus (the Greek god Dionysus) . The front carved with a lion mask and pelt . The twin handles of intertwined grape vines , the top rim cast with ovolo or 'egg-and-dart' design. Joined to the marble base by a contrasting ring of gilded bronze.
 
The bowl , believed to be conceived as a ritual drinking vessel is raised upon a turned circular socle , the base of the bowl with acanthus leaf decoration.
 
"The Warwick Vase" is an ancient Roman marble vase with Bacchic ornament that was discovered at Hadrian's Villa , Tivoli in 1771 by the Scottish antiquarian and art dealer , Gavin Hamilton. The vase was one of many fine sculptures with which Hadrian adorned the gardens of his palatial villa. The vase was found in fragments in the silts of Lake Tiburtina and reconstructed by Piranesi for Sir William Hamilton, British envoy to the court of Naples . From Hamilton's collection it passed to his nephew George Greville ,2nd Earl of Warwick, from where it's title derives. It is now on exhibition in the Burrell Collection near Glasgow, having been saved for the nation .
 
In good original condition with a dark consistent patination.
 
H(overall) 12"
 
H (bronze) 8"
 
W(handles) 12"
 
D 8"
 
France c.1870Established in the Cathedral City of Worcester for over 40 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 an...
Antique #SA501876, showcased on this page, originates from 1870. For historical context, the timeline below highlights the period when it was made:
1870
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