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Florentine Marble Bust of Caligula

Auction:
2888B
Lot:
303
Sold for:
$7,995$6,500

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2888B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
April 08, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Florentine Marble Bust of Caligula, Italy, 18th century, unsigned, white and red marble set on a titled gray marble socle and set atop a carved white and gray fluted pedestal, bust ht. 36 on socle, pedestal ht. 45 1/2 in.
Estimate $5,000-7,000

Head with only minor surface wear and grime. Bust with professionally restored crack through front of bust extending to each shoulder and various patches to figured marble, otherwise only some minor stable cracks and small nicked losses particularly to edge. Socle with chipped losses to edge and small patch to back. Pedestal with scattered chipped losses particularly to base, restored area to one side.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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Italy, Marble, Socle

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