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C19th Gilded Bronze Classical 'grand Tour' Souvenir After The Antique , Of Athena .


£750 | $999 USD | €850 EUR
Item Number: SA631954
Date of manufacture: 1860
Current Status: For sale
Seller: M Lees and Sons
This antique has been viewed 19 times in the past month with the most views from Hong Kong.


C19th gilded bronze classical 'Grand Tour' souvenir after the antique , of Athena.
Classically posed standing figure in gilded bronze of the Greek goddess of war Athena. Known to the Romans as Minerva , the goddess is shown in her distinctive helmet , cuirass and draped cloak , holding a spear in her right hand .
Raised on a black marble plinth base . Some minor wear and rubbing to the gilding commensurate with age and handling .
Athena , or Athena , daughter of Zeus, was worshipped as the goddess of justice, warfare , mathematics, wisdom , courage , civilisation and skill .
Rare example in gilded bronze for a 'Grand Tour' or classical collection.
H 12" (figure)
W 3"
D 3"
Italy c. 1860
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 .
Whether buying for pleasure , decoration or investment, we welcome you to our web-site or premises .
Past projects have included advising clients on forming and disposing of collections , furnishing period properties , hotel and commercial projects , also a shoot-room and lodge .
All goods are available to view and owned by M.Lees&Sons .
If visiting, a telephone call prior is advisable as due to the demands of the business the show-room does not have regular hours . Please feel free to contact us if we can be of assistance .
Tel. 01905 26620 / 07860826218
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 1906


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1860.


Height = 30 cm (11.8")
Width = 8 cm (3.1")
Depth = 8 cm (3.1")

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M Lees and Sons
Tower House
1 Castle Place
Severn St
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