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A MATCHED PAIR OF PATINATED BRONZE GUERIDONS after the Antique, each with circular top and panelled frieze on slightly splayed paw feet, divided at the top and flanked by anthemia, second half 19th Century, one possibly originally with mounts, differences in constitution and in size

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A MATCHED PAIR OF PATINATED BRONZE GUERIDONS after the Antique, each with circular top and panelled frieze on slightly splayed paw feet, divided at the top and flanked by anthemia, second half 19th Century, one possibly originally with mounts, differences in constitution and in size
one 27½in. (70cm.) diam.; 33½in. (85cm.) high
the other 25¾in. (65.5cm.) diam.; 33½in. (85cm.) high (2)

Lot Essay

These tripod stands with scrolled and fretted plam fronds merging with bacchic panther feet are modelled on an antique brazier which formed part of the collection of antiquities discovered at Pompeii and Herculaneum and displayed in the Royal Museum at Naples. It was illustrated in R. Gargiulo, Raccolta de Monumenti pui interessanti del Rl. Museuo Borbonico, Naples, 1825, fig. 79. They were almost certainly manufactured at the foundry established in Naples by sculptor J. Chiuazzi in 1870 and the tripod featured in the catalogue of J. Chiurazzi & Fils, Naples, circa 1900, fig. 184.
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