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    Sale 7569

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art and Ceramics

    19 March 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 145

    A SET OF FOUR LARGE PORPHYRY-VENEERED OBELISKS-ON-PLINTHS

    PROBABLY ITALIAN, FIRST QUARTER 20TH CENTURY

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    A SET OF FOUR LARGE PORPHYRY-VENEERED OBELISKS-ON-PLINTHS
    PROBABLY ITALIAN, FIRST QUARTER 20TH CENTURY
    Each tapering four-sided panelled pyramidal column surmounted by a sphere-point finial, the base set to three sides with an Egyptian alabaster ground roundel centred with a carved porphyry portrait relief of a Roman Emperor, the remaining side with a roundel inscribed with the name of each Emporor, on ball-feet atop a square stepped plinth with tapering pediment and foot
    Overall: 76½ in. (194.5 cm.) high; The bases: 15 5/8 in. (39.5 cm.) square (4)


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