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Pair of Grand Tour Porphyry Obelisks

Auction:
2888B
Lot:
404
Sold for:
$4,613$3,750

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

Description:

Pair of Grand Tour Porphyry Obelisks, Italy, 19th century, sienna marble with gilt-bronze corner mounts, lion masks and foot rim, set on a square green marble base, ht. 13 3/4 in.
Estimate $600-800

Each with glue residue at middle joint (probably reglued), one with upper segment slightly twisted. Each with minor nicked losses to base. One with professional repair to break, with chipped loss filled in same area and another lower chipped loss that has been filled on the same edge. One tip very slightly sharper than other, but both sharp.


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.

Keywords

Italy, Ancient Egyptian architecture, Art collections of Holkham Hall, Marble, Monoliths, Obelisk, Sculpture

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