Pair of 19th Century Grand Tour Patinated Bronze Vases Urns

GBP 1,450.00

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Object Description

A decorative pair of Grand Tour bronze-patinated urns of ancient Greek ‘volute krater’ form, 
Italy, 19th century.

Why we like them
We love the decorative look of these urns, evoking the Grand Tour travels of the 19th century. Perfect for lamp conversion.

This shape was introduced in the late 6th century B.C. and was favoured by significant artists who worked in terracotta and in bronze. The earliest example in bronze belongs to the late 5th century B.C. and was found in a tomb in Agrigento. A characteristic of volute-krater handles is the fine articulation of the volute itself and of the lower terminals where they rested on the shoulder of the vase. Here, as in most metal examples, they assume the form of swans’ heads. A pair of handles of this design is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Object Condition

good antique condition, minor wear to patination

Object Details

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