A good quality late 19th century (circa 1890) Grand Tour bronze reduction of ‘The Warwick Vase’ on marble base after the antique, possibly Italian.
This bronze vase consists of a moulded edge with egg and dart decoration with intertwined handles to either side.
The main body of the vase depicting raised masks of Classical Bacchic Gods (Gods of wine) with grape and vine leaf decoration, with lion pelts and acanthus leaf designs with fluted socle below, all supported on a circular Sienna marble base with bronze leaf decoration.
‘The Warwick vase’ is an ancient Roman marble vase with Bacchic decoration that was discovered at Hadrian’s Villa, Tivoli in Italy in around 1771 by Gavin Hamilton, a Scottish painter & antiquarian who also dealt in art in Rome, later sold to The Earl of Warwick where it was displayed in a commission built conservatory at Warwick Castle – the original marble vase is now on display in ‘The Burrell Collection’ in Scotland.
This Warwick bronze vase is in very good condition for age and can go straight into a home.