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Porphyry Head of a Roman Emperor

Auction:
2888B
Lot:
690
Sold for:
$98,400$80,000

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

Description:

Porphyry Head of a Roman Emperor, Italy, 18th century, after the antique, on a later marble socle, with a later pedestal, ht. 26 3/4, pedestal ht. 45 1/2 in.
Estimate $2,000-4,000

Bust height alone approx. 19 3/4 in. Restored break through back of head (see images). Scattered nicked losses particularly along edges and chest, some shallow losses to face (particularly to viewer's left side to left of nose), one chip to nose filled, small chipped loss to chin with related shallow hairline. Rod with probably replaced. Socle purposefully chipped to fit bust, otherwise socle and marblized wood pedestal with minor wear.


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, Porphyry, Stone

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