c19th 'grand tour' souvenir bronze reduction of the albani vase after the antique original

C19th 'Grand Tour' souvenir bronze reduction of "The Albani Vase", after the antique original.


| $999 USD | €850 EUR

Item Number

ML 183


C19th 'Grand Tour' souvenir bronze reduction of "The Albani Vase" , after the antique original.
Well-cast and richly patinated bronze copy of the ancient twin-handled krater vase , known as the Albani vase . The body cast in high relief with masks of bearded gods amongst drapery and lion-skins, together with crisp leaf detail and twin-handles modelled as intertwined vines. The whole standing upon a fluted circular socle .
The original discovered in Rome in the mid C18th during the excavation of a Villa sponsored by Cardinal Alessandro Albani , the great collector and patron of ancient art antiquities.
The ancient marble vase was thought to have stood outside the Temple of Bacchus.
In excellent original condition with a good consistent patination.
H 6.5"
W 12"
D 7"
France or Italy c.1880
Established in the Cathedral City of Worcester for over 30 years , M.Lees&Sons , run by Michael Lees ,have been dealing with public and trade from show-rooms in an early Georgian town-house. We aim to provide a straight-forward approach to our business and build lasting relationships with our customers. As members of the 'London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association' , we provide full descriptive details , date ,authenticity and any available provenance ,with full disclosure of any restoration or repair which may have taken place .
Whether buying for pleasure , decoration or investment, we welcome you to our web-site or premises .
Past projects have included advising clients on forming and disposing of collections , furnishing period properties , hotel and commercial projects , also a shoot-room and lodge .
All goods are available to view and owned by M.Lees&Sons .
If visiting, a telephone call prior is advisable as due to the demands of the business the show-room does not have regular hours . Please feel free to contact us if we can be of assistance .
Tel. 01905 26620 / 07860826218
Located in the centre of Worcester in the shadow of the Cathedral with easy parking nearby. Exit Junction 7 M5 and follow the signs for Worcester Porcelain Museum . Our premises are located 100 metres from the Museum and 50 metres from Pay&Display car-park in nearby King St.
Internal Ref: ML 183


Height = 17 cm (7")
Width = 30 cm (12")
Depth = 18 cm (7")

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