pair of c19th italian carved alabaster 'grand tour' souvenir lions after antonio canova

Pair of C19th Italian carved alabaster 'Grand Tour' souvenir lions after Antonio Canova .



Item Ref

ML 186


Pair of C19th Italian carved alabaster 'Grand Tour' souvenir lions after Antonio Canova.
Mounted upon green 'verde mare' marble bases , pair of carved off-white alabaster lions .
Both lions in damaged 'country-house' condition, with old repairs and losses but having immense charm . Cracks and repairs to bodies and paws , losses to tails. Now stable .
After the originals by Antonio Canova in 1792 for the tomb of Pope Clemence XIII , located in St.Peters , Rome .
H 5"
W 6"
D 2"
Italy c.1870
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Internal Ref: ML 186


Height = 12 cm (5")
Width = 15 cm (6")
Depth = 5 cm (2")

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