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SA709410

Early C19th Italian Bronze Sculpture Of The Greek God Cronos , Known To The Romans As Saturn .

Price

£1,150 | $1,603 USD | €1,340 EUR
Item Number: SA709410
Date of manufacture: 19th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: M Lees and Sons
This antique has been viewed 43 times in the past month with the most views from Singapore.

Description

Early C19th Italian bronze sculpture of the Greek god Cronos , known to the Romans as Saturn.
High-quality cast bronze figure of the winged god of the harvest and agriculture, Cronos or Saturn . The bearded god depicted in a bare-footed striding pose wearing a loin cloth , an agricultural harvesting scythe carried over his shoulder.
The circular base with an intricate cast edge of classical motif decoration , the centre of the base with concentric circular rings. The wings with particularly fine cast detail .
Revered and worshipped by both the Greeks and the Romans , who held a week-long celebration in December known as Saturnalia to celebrate him . It is thought this was the predated celebration of the harvest which the Christian calendar adopted as Harvest Festival or the Christmas period.
In excellent original condition with a rich consistent patination and colour . Both arms cast in section and with minor opening of the joints , a casting technique referred to as ‘Roman jointing’ . The loose scythe gripped through the left hand can be adjusted to angle and position.
H 12”
W 5”
D 5”
Italy c. 1830
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 .
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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 207



Declaration

This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 19th Century.


Dimensions

Height = 30 cm (11.8")
Width = 12 cm (4.7")
Depth = 12 cm (4.7")


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M Lees and Sons
Tower House
1 Castle Place
Severn St
Worcester
WR1 2NB
United Kingdom
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