21 juillet 2012

A pair of early 19th century bronze reductions of the Borghese and Medici vases. France, ca 1820

A pair of early 19th century bronze reductions of the Borghese and Medici vases, each rendered in crisp detail with the figures and foliate ornament finely chased and in high relief. France, ca 1820. H: 14.2 in (36.0 cm) © 2012 MALLETT ANTIQUES This pair of vases is modelled after two of the most famous classical Athenian vases from the second half of the 1st century AD: namely the Borghese Vase and the Medici Vase. In 1807 Napoleon Bonaparte purchased the Borghese Vase from the Borghese family and by 1811 it was on... [Lire la suite]
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