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Late C19th Italian Bronze 'grand Tour' Souvenir Reduction Sculpture, After The Antique, Of "Apollo Belvedere" .


£750 | $1,045 USD | €874 EUR
Item Number: SA651517
Date of manufacture: 1880
Current Status: For sale
Seller: M Lees and Sons
This antique has been viewed 51 times in the past month with the most views from Germany.


Late C19th Italian bronze 'Grand Tour' souvenir reduction sculpture, after the antique , of "Apollo Belvedere ".
The figure of the God is depicted in contrapposto pose , depicted as an archer, a quiver of arrows slung across his back and having just shot an arrow, the bow being deficient as in the antique original.
The subject matter is thought to show the moment having just slain the Python or serpent guarding Delphi in mythology. The tree stump against which the figure stands , is cast in relief with the body of the serpent .
The "Apollo Belvedere " or the "Pythian Apollo " is a celebrated 2nd century AD Roman marble sculpture which was exhibited in the Belvedere courtyard and thence the Pio-Clementine Museum of the Vatican Museums, Rome , Italy . The original sculpture being unearthed in Rome , or nearby Anzio at the end of the 15th century .
Notable examples dating to the age of the Grand Tour can be found at Syon House, Kedleston Hall and the Sir John Soane Museum.
Good consistent patina and rich dark colour with minor rubbed highlights . Raised on an oval base and as the original in completely nude state .
H 13"
W 9"
D 4"
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 1910


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1880.


Height = 32 cm (12.6")
Width = 20 cm (7.9")
Depth = 10 cm (3.9")

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Tower House
1 Castle Place
Severn St
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