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    Sale 7631

    Important European Furniture & Sculpture

    4 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 45

    A BRONZE FIGURE OF MERCURY AS THE GOD OF COMMERCE

    ITALIAN, PROBABLY MANTUAN, 16TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

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    A BRONZE FIGURE OF MERCURY AS THE GOD OF COMMERCE
    ITALIAN, PROBABLY MANTUAN, 16TH CENTURY
    Depicted with a cloak about his shoulders, standing in contrapposto and holding a money satchel in his right hand; on a later ebonised circular wood socle; dark brown patina with reddish brown high points
    8 1/8 in. (20.5 cm.) high; 11 3/8 in. (28.9 cm.) high, overall


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