c19th french gilt bronze 'grand tour' souvenir of the borghese vase after the antique

C19th French gilt bronze 'Grand Tour' souvenir of the Borghese vase , after the antique.



Item Ref

ML 1707


C19th French gilt bronze 'Grand Tour' souvenir of the Borghese vase , after the antique.
Well-cast ormolu reduction of the antique marble vase , known as 'The Borghese Vase'. The frieze depicting an ecstatic Bacchanalian procession accompanying Dionysus.
The ancient Pentelic marble vase is of monumental bell-shaped Krater form , sculpted in Athens in the second half of the 1st Century AD as a garden ornament for the Roman market. It is now in the Louvre Museum, Paris , France. It's popular name derives from its association with the Borghese family , from whom it was purchased by Napoleon in 1808 and displayed in the Louvre since 1811.
Raised upon a black marble stepped plinth and set into an ebonised wooden base with moulded edge .
H 9"
W 6"
D 6"
France c.1870
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Internal Ref: ML 1707


Height = 23 cm (9")
Width = 15 cm (6")
Depth = 15 cm (6")

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