07-10-2010 07-10-2010
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2513 Boston
July 10, 2010 10:00 AMCalender

Italian Grand Tour Model of the Colonna di Foca

Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2513 Location: Boston Date / Time: July 10, 2010 10:00AM


Italian Grand Tour Model of the Colonna di Foca, late 19th century, after the original standing in Rome's forum, erected to honor the emperor Phocas, formed as a Siena marble fluted Corinthian column topped by small bronze figure of the standing emperor, on square pedestal incised "Colonna Foca" on square, stepped base with black slate plinth, ht. 22 in.
Estimate $1,200-1,800

bronze figure needs reattaching to column, with old glue and plaster remnants from previous repairs; small marble plinth under figure with restoration and some edge loss to previous plaster/composition repair. column needs reattaching to base; edge of base of column with some chips. stepped base needs on step segment reattached with old glue residue present. light edge chipping to lower section of base and edge of plinth.


Italian Grand Tour, emperor