• Christie's Interiors - Style a auction at Christies

    Sale 5681

    Christie's Interiors - Style and Spirit

    23 February 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 552

    A NEAPOLITAN BRONZE FIGURE OF VENUS

    LATE 19TH CENTURY, AFTER BERTHEL THORVALDSEN (1770-1843), CAST BY SABATINO OF NAPLES

    Price Realised  

    A NEAPOLITAN BRONZE FIGURE OF VENUS
    LATE 19TH CENTURY, AFTER BERTHEL THORVALDSEN (1770-1843), CAST BY SABATINO OF NAPLES
    The base with foundry stamp 'SABATINO ET FILS'
    35½ in. (90 cm.) high
    Together with a later associated faux marble composition plinth -- 28 in. (71 cm.) high; overall height -- 63½ in. (161.3 cm.)


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    Thorvaldsen's Venus was commissioned by the Russian Countess Irina Vorontsov as part of a series of gods and goddesses. An original marble version of Venus with the Apple by Thorvaldsen is in the Louvre.

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    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium, which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage