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C19th Italian 'Grand Tour' souvenir carved serpentine marble ink-stand set with carved lava cameos.
C19th Italian 'Grand Tour' souvenir carved serpentine marble ink-stand set with carved lava cameos. A South Italian , Neapolitan, two-piece carved 'Prato verde' or Serpentina Moschinata , marble ink-stand with gadrooned body and sectioned lid set with oval carved coloured lava profile cameos of classical and Renaissance Italian philosophers and poets framed in brass mounts. The central raised knop handle also inset with a brass-framed carved circular cameo . The inside of the top contains a glazed and brass-framed period gouache/body watercolour study depicting the Bay of Naples and the erupting volcanic Mount Vesuvius. The outer ring retains the original hand- scripted paper labels identifying 6 of the cameo profiles such as "Aristotle", "Petrarch", "Dante" etc.

The base section fitted with 2 glass ink-wells with brass rims and 2 pen/quill-holders (1 brass ferrule missing).

The different lava rock cameos having obtained their individual colours from the oxidisation and crytallised nature of the various cooled minerals from the volcanic eruption and lava flow.

This type of ink-stand was produced in the Naples area of Italy during the mid C19th as souvenirs for tourists visiting the historic sites and sights of the European 'Grand Tour'.

In good original condition , with one historic repaired crack to the lid.

(For a similar example see Christies Sale 7889 /Lot 272 9/12/2010 3375)

H 5"
W 6"
D 6"
Italy , Naples c.1870
Ref: ML 1605
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Pair of late C19th/early C20th cast plaster Corinthian-capped fluted architectural columns .
Pair of late C19th/early C20th cast plaster Corinthian-capped fluted architectural columns . Impressive tall pair of classical columns for interior use . Cast plaster onto a wooden core , for use as a decorative feature , not for load-bearing construction .
Well-defined detail to the caps with concave sides , scroll corners and 'egg-and-dart' mouldings . The shafts of the columns with crisply-defined flutes.
Old paint finish.

In excellent condition with no breaks , damage or losses.

H 89"
W (Base) 12" sq.
W (Cap) 14" sq.
D 12"
England c.1900
Ref: ML 167
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Large and impressive pair of late C19th/early C20th French gilt-metal mounted marble vases in the Louis XVI style.
Large and impressive pair of late C19th/early C20th French gilt-metal mounted marble vases in the Louis XVI style.

Caramel-coloured marble bodied vases with well-cast gilt bronze mounts raised on square section bases. Of good large scale and proportions, with well-chosen figured marble bodies and intricate mounts . The sides with horned goat or rams-head mounts , whilst the lateral cast leaf band has a central mask motif . The bodies with swags of flower-head design, the tapering body is held in a feathered or 'fleched' mount onto a spreading socle foot . Cast wreath rings to the bases and cast finials to the fixed 'lid' tops.

The metal mounts having a subtle aged patina .

Excellent original condition with no damage or repairs.

Over-sized pair of decorative vases with dramatic visual impact.

H 22"
W 8"
D 8"
France c.1900
Ref: ML 1702
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Pair late C19th French ormolu-mounted 'rouge' marble urns.
Pair late C19th French ormolu-mounted 'rouge' marble urns. Wonderful purple figured marble bodies with ormolu bronze floral swags with rose-heads and sun-flowers, and twin loop handles, in the Louis XVI style. Stiff-leaf design cast ormolu bronze cup bases with ribbon cast ormolu mounts onto the socle base fitted to square plinths. Detachable lids with ormolu flambeau finial tops .Stunning decorative French solid marble vases and covers , with a fantastic colour not dissimilar to the illustrious and highly desirable 'Blue-John' (Derbyshire Spa) mined in England. No damage or repairs, all complete. H 17" x W (bodies) 7". France c 1880.
Ref: MLJQ 142
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Pair of C19th terracotta lions .
Pair of C19th terracotta lions lying in repose. Nicely weathered pair of Landseer-type lions lying full length on chamfered edge bases. Have some old repairs and minor chips but of good size and nice pale colour. Though weathered would work equally well indoors as out . True pair with opposing tails , and well-modelled manes and faces. Probably Scottish c. 1880. L 34"x W 14"x H 19"
Ref: MLMJ6
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Late C18th/Early C19th Dutch leather draught screen .
Late C18th/Early C19th Dutch leather draught screen. Great bright colours ,good height and condition . 4-Fold . H 78" W 96"
Ref: ML 280
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Pair of late C19th /early C20th Continental European variegated green marble urns or vases.
Pair of late C19th /early C20th Continental European variegated green marble urns . Highly decorative large pair of circular bowl marble vases or urns . Strikingly-figured stone with deep roll-over rims , shaped bulbous bodies onto a circular turned socle foot . Could be used in an interior or exterior scheme, would work well as wine-coolers . Minor chip to lower edge of one rim.
H 13"
Dia. 18"
Depth of bowl 8"
France or Italy c.1900
Ref: MLDC 158
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Pair C19th French Louis XV style ormolu-mounted enamel-bodied urns.
Pair of C19th French Louis XV style ormolu-mounted enamel-bodied urns. 'Bleu de Roi' enamel bodied vases with high-quality ormolu bronze mounts. Detachable berry-finial lids with gilded interiors. Highly decorative pair of opulent stylish vases of strong colour and presence.

Provenance: By descent estate of Captain Paul Stobart, with bill of sale/receipt from 'Leonard Knight Antiques Ltd' , 89 Park Lane ,London 10th April 1952 42.00.
H 15" x W 9".
France c.1860
Ref: MLPS 1411
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Pair of late C19th/early C20th French ormolu-mounted 'rouge' marble vases.
Pair of late C19th/early C20th French ormolu-mounted 'rouge' marble urns. Subtle rose-coloured marble Louis XVI style vases with high-quality gilded ormolu mounts . Fitted with twin intertwined handles , flambeau finials to fixed 'lids', and floral rose and flower-head swag garlands to the bodies (opposing designs ) Raised on a tapering foot with stiff-leaf/feather or fleche mount, onto a square base with laurel-wrapped ring mount. Both in excellent original condition .
H 16 " x W(of body)7".
France c.1900
Ref: MLJQ 1411
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Late C19th French ormolu bronze copy of the Classical Ancient Greek "Gaeta" vase , after the antique .
Late C19th French ormolu bronze copy of the Classical Ancient Greek "Gaeta" vase , after the antique . Well-cast ormolu vase of elegant form with all-round classical relief decoration ,bacchus masks to sides, 'egg and dart' rim with gadrooned body and reeded foot. Frieze depicts a Bacchalian procession with the Greek god Hermes /Mercury handing the infant Dionysus or Bacchus to The Nymphs of Nysa for his upbringing and education. Raised on an ebonised turned wooden base. Good bright patina, the gilded ormolu bronze of the highest quality.
The marble original created in the 1st Century B.C by the Greek Athenian sculptor Salpion.Now in the Museo Nazionale ,Naples,Italy, having been removed from the Cathedral in Gaeta ,Lazio, Central Italy where it served as a baptismal font until 1805.
Sketched by Charles Heathcote Tatham in 1795 , a stylised version conceived as a pastille-burner was produced by the celebrated Birmingham firm of Messrs Boulton and Fothergill at the Soho Manufactory , Soho, Birmingham , in response to the demand for the fashionable "after the antique" neo-classical style. The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery hold an example by Matthew Boulton in their collection (no. 2000m13). A further version (with addition of handles)was produced by Giovanni Zoffoli in Rome and appeared in his sale catalogue of 1795 , an example of which is now in the University of Edinburgh having been bequeathed to them by Sir James Erskine of Torrie in 1824 ,who acquired the vase in Rome in 1800.
H 13" (inc. base)
Dia. 7" .
Probably France or Italy c .1870
Ref: MLBO 1410
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Pair of late C19th/early C20th Indian Murghal-style carved white marble rose-water dishes or tazzas.
Pair of late C19th/early C20th Indian Murghal-style carved white marble rose-water dishes or tazzas. Of lotus flower form with flower-head centres raised on a leaf carved foot .
Smart pair of shallow bowl dishes or tazzas ,suitable for interior or exterior decoration .

Excellent condition with no breaks, chips , damage or repairs.

India c. 1900
H 8"
W 18"
D 18"
Ref: ML167
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Large pair of late C19th Italian wooden 'faux marble' obelisks.
Large pair of late C19th Italian wooden 'faux marble' obelisks. Highly-decorative pair of Italian-made obelisks of impressive scale , painted to simulate much-prized Lapis lazuli stone. Mounted on 5 gilded spheres , the tapering obelisks stand upon plinth bases with simulated Rosso marble slips and bases. Gilt-wood mouldings and gilded edges to obelisks.
Both the faux marble decoration and gilding have been skilfully finished and aged , to replicate a pair of extremely valuable and rare late C17th or early C18th Venetian obelisks .

In excellent condition with only very minor chips to paint .

Decorated all around, of free-standing form.
H 25"
Base 7"sq.
Italy c. 1870
Ref: ML1602
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Pair late C19th/early C20th French ormolu-mounted white marble urns.
Pair late C19th/early C20th French ormolu-mounted white marble urns. Gilt-bronze ormolu mounts on statuary carrara marble vases ,in the Louis XVI style. Great quality castings with well-defined classical 'rams-head' side-mounts with floral swags against pure white polished solid marble bodies, which have a great luminescence. 'Stiff-leaf' decoration to base and leaf-cast ring to socle onto circular bases. Fixed integral 'lids' with flambeau finials. No damage or repairs, all complete. H 17" x W (bodies) 7". France c.1910.
Ref: MLJQ 142
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C18th Italian carved wood and silvered cartouche
C18th Italian carved wood and silvered cartouche. Impressive scale and deeply carved with silvered gesso surface . Some minor losses to carving and gesso but solid construction . One old hanging plate to reverse.Extremely decorative .
H 27"
W 20"
D 6".
Italy c. 1780
Ref: ML 991
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Pair of early C20th Italian maiolica pottery 'pine-cone' finial ornaments.
Pair of early C20th Italian maiolica pottery 'pine-cone' finial ornaments. Great decorative statement, bold design and colours. Distressed-effect glaze on subtley decorated bases and wonderful strong green painted tops . Probably made in Urbino or Deruta region of Italy .Minor chips and aging . Very slight variants in decoration and dimensions. Height 18", Circumference approx. 30" , bases 8" square.
Ref: ML 1358
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Pair of early C19th Regency period carved lime-stone capitals with classical reliefs.
Pair of early C19th Regency period carved lime-stone capitals with classical reliefs. Stylish pair of decorative stone capitals carved in the style of Greek antiquity with bands of anthemion motifs. Some weathering and minor chips to edges. Could be mounted as low tables or used as interior or garden objects, as well as their original intended use as surmounts for exterior columns or pillars. Diameter 16" x H 6". England c.1805
Ref: MLDP 144
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Pair of C19th 'red-ware' pottery ewers after the antique in Ancient Greek style
Pair of C19th 'red-ware' pottery ewers after the antique in Ancient Greek style. Elegant pair of ewers of tapering amphora-bodied form with shaped spouts and loop handles. The bodies decorated with a band of classical-style incised decoration. Modelled after vases from antiquity , probably produced in Italy to cater for the fashionable demand during this period ,for classical objects from the ancient Empires . Fired terracotta bodies with high polish finish ,resonant of 'Rosso Antico' marble. No damage or restoration.
H 16"
W 5"
Italy c.1850
Ref: MLHH 166
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Late C19th decorative plaster cast torso of Venus or Aphrodite.
Late C19th decorative plaster cast torso of Venus or Aphrodite. Good scale Museum-style cast plaster study of an ancient classical marble female torso sculpture .Has had some over-painting and has areas of rubbing and flaking, could benefit from re-finishing.
H 32"
W 13"
France or Italy c.1900
Ref: MLTH 154
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Pair of late C19th/early C20th French marble vases with gilded mounts.
Pair of lae C19th/early C20th French marble vases with gilded mounts. Smart pair of striated marble urns with black ,white, peach and yellow tones. The bodies fitted with twin cast-ormolu loop handles with foliate detail , fixed dome 'cover' tops with turned finials . The vase body supported upon a spreading ormolu foot onto a square base with beaded trim and fitted with a garland motif to the front of plinth base. Excellent condition with no breaks or repairs, aged patination and minor wear to gilding commensurate with age.
H 15"
W 6"
Base 4" sq.
France c.1900
Ref: MLDQ 154
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Large early C20th palm-wood 'dug-out' mortar or planter.
Large early C20th palm-wood 'dug-out' mortar or planter.

Interesting hollowed-out palm-tree base jardiniere or mortar. Has a rounded edge top and drainage hole to the base. Shows the open grain growth of the tropical palm , has a weathered surface but a good pale lustre and patina .

Very nice smooth tactile finish , a smart sculptural object or planter.

H 22"
W 16"
D 16"
Middle East , probably Egypt c.1920

Ref: ML 1702
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