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.



Item Ref

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
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Internal Ref: ML 183


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

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