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Large Late C19th Italian 'grand Tour' Souvenir Bronze Figure , After The Antique, Of The Drunken Faun Of Pompeii .


£2,450 | $3,262 USD | €2,776 EUR
Item Number: SA555573
Date of manufacture: 1890
Current Status: For sale
Seller: M Lees and Sons
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Large late C19th Italian 'Grand Tour' souvenir bronze figure , after the antique, of the Drunken Faun of Pompeii.
Verdigris bronze copy of the statue of the acclaimed satyr or Faun from ill-fated Pompeii , cast by the Sommer Foundry , Naples.. The Roman original excavated at Pompeii from the site of the House of the aristocratic Patrician or Centenary. Discovered beside the water-pool or pluvium , in the peristyle at the property ,Mounted upon a stone block of 'tufa' or limestone , the re-discovered original sculpture now in the 'Museo Archeologico Nazionale', Naples , Italy.
The mythological woodland faun creature is depicted in a staggering , seemingly intoxicated pose , a look of intense concentration on his face as he attempts to fill a wine cup ( deficient as in the original) from a wine-skin or bladder slung over his arm .
A true to scale copy of the magnificent Roman original with a 'faux excavation ' verdigris patination , and mounted upon a stepped block of riven and aged white marble or limestone , copying the original.
Shown completely naked , the well-modelled and balanced statue , conveys the motion and movement of the intoxicated satyr , his muscular body complete with a Faun's tail .
Signed to the rear edge of the wine-skin by the Foundry , "Sommer Napoli ".
This particular example of the statue has been manufactured as a fountain figure , and the stone base has been carved and chiselled out beneath to provide access for a pipe for a water supply. The water-supply tubing is concealed within the rear leg , and the wine bag is fitted with a concealed fountain exit nozzle.
Could be re-employed either as a water feature or simply presented as a large decorative classical statement with exceptional dramatic presence .
H 24"
W 19"
D 9"
Italy, Naples c.1890
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Internal Ref: ML 186


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1890.


Height = 60 cm (23.6")
Width = 50 cm (19.7")
Depth = 23 cm (9.1")

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