c19th bronze grand tour souvenir paperweight of a lion after antonio canova on a marble base

C19th bronze ‘Grand Tour’ souvenir paperweight of a lion after Antonio Canova on a marble base.


| $481 USD | €430 EUR

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ML 235


C19th bronze ‘Grand Tour’ souvenir paperweight of a lion after Antonio Canova on a marble base .
Well-cast small bronze lion , being a reduction of one of the marble pair sculpted by Antonio Canova in 1792 for the tomb of Pope Clement XIII in St.Peter’s, Rome . One lion depicted sleeping, whilst the other is vigilant as in this example.
The bronze having a ‘golden’ colour and patina.
Mounted upon a plinth block base of ‘verde mare’ green marble .
H 3”
W 5”
D 3”
Italy c.1870
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Internal Ref: ML 235


Height = 8 cm (3")
Width = 12 cm (5")
Depth = 8 cm (3")

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