A pair of Italian 17th century carved white marble and alabaster fiorito busts of Julius Caesar and Hadrian after the Antique. Photo Bonhams
each Roman Emperor depicted facing frontally, with white marble head above fiorito alabaster-veneered drapery over the shoulders, on a spreading stepped base, 67cm wide, 35cm deep, 84cm high (26" wide, 13.5" deep, 33" high). (2) - Estimate: £100,000 - 150,000, US$ 160,000 - 250,000, € 120,000 - 170,000
Literature: C. Scarre, Chronicle of the Roman Emperors, London, 1998.
Bonhams. Fine European Furniture, Sculpture and Works of Art including the Beurdeley collection, 6 Jul 2011, New Bond Street www.bonhams.com