• The Sunday Sale - Property fro auction at Christies

    Sale 5974

    The Sunday Sale - Property from the Academy of Medical Sciences, removed from 41 Portland Place, W1 and The Robert Harling Collection

    13 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 146

    A PAIR OF FRENCH BRONZE MODELS OF THE MEDICI VASE AND A SIMILAR CLASSICAL VASE

    AFTER THE ANTIQUE, SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF FRENCH BRONZE MODELS OF THE MEDICI VASE AND A SIMILAR CLASSICAL VASE
    AFTER THE ANTIQUE, SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    13½ in. (34.2 cm.) high (2)


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    The present vases are loosely based around Antique kraters such as the Medici and Borghese vases. The Medici Vase was first recorded as 'pilo di marmo biancho storiato delle histoire d'Ifigenia' in the inventory of the Villa Medici in Rome made in 1598.
    See Taste and the Antique, Francis Haskell and Nicholas Penny, Yale University Press. Pages 314-316.

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