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    Sale 7745

    Important European Furniture, Sculpture & Clocks

    9 July 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 158

    A PAIR OF BRONZE MODELS OF THE BORGHESE AND MEDICI VASES

    AFTER THE ANTIQUE, BY ROHRICH, 1830

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF BRONZE MODELS OF THE BORGHESE AND MEDICI VASES
    AFTER THE ANTIQUE, BY ROHRICH, 1830
    Each with a copper liner to the interior and signed to the edge of the plinth 'ROHRICH.F.ROMA.1830.'; medium brown patina; each on a square verde antico plinth
    13¼ and 14 1/8 in. (35 and 36 cm.); 14¾ and 15 3/8 in. (37.5 and 39 cm.) high, overall (2)


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    Although it has not been possible thus far to connect the 'Rohrich' indicated in the signature with a known artist, it is clear that he was one of the sculptors or bronze founders working in Rome in the 18th and early 19th centuries like the Zoffolis or, later, Benedetto Boschetti. These artists, capitalising on the influx of wealthy tourists travelling to Italy, specialised in providing high quality bronzes after antique models for clients wishing to take home a momento of their time on the Grand Tour.

    For a bronze tazza by Rohrich sold in these Rooms, see the sale of Important European Furniture, Sculpture and Carpets, 7 July 2005, lot 443.

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