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Early C19th Italian 'grand Tour' Souvenir Bronze Twin-handled Tazza Of Classical Design.


£700 | $932 USD | €793 EUR
Item Number: SA638256
Date of manufacture: 1850
Current Status: For sale
Seller: M Lees and Sons
This antique has been viewed 18 times in the past month with the most views from France.


Early C19th Italian 'Grand Tour' souvenir bronze twin-handled tazza of classical design.
Finely cast and well-patinated shallow bowl bronze classical tazza raised on a circular socle foot onto it's original stepped 'Nero Belgio' black marble base . The twin scrolled handles with Bacchus mask detail to base terminal , the interior terminal with a goddess caryatid with outstretched arms . The scrolling handles cast with leaf design and binding detail .
The body cast with trailing vine and grape relief decoration , the edge of the bowl with leaf cast decoration .
The interior probably originally fitted with a liner , now lacking.
Highly decorative bronze centrepiece of good scale and classical inspiration taking its form from an ancient vessel which was probably designed for wine and ritual celebration purposes.
H 10"
W 12"
D 10"
Italy c. 1850
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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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 .
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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 1908


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1850.


Height = 25 cm (9.8")
Width = 30 cm (11.8")
Depth = 25 cm (9.8")

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M Lees and Sons
Tower House
1 Castle Place
Severn St
United Kingdom

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