A REGENCY EBONISED AND SIMIULATED-MARBLE JARDINIERE
A REGENCY EBONISED AND SIMIULATED-MARBLE JARDINIERE

CIRCA 1805, THE PAPIER-MACHE BOWL PROBABLY ORIGINAL BUT POSSIBLY ADDED CIRCA 1820-30

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A REGENCY EBONISED AND SIMIULATED-MARBLE JARDINIERE
CIRCA 1805, THE PAPIER-MACHE BOWL PROBABLY ORIGINAL BUT POSSIBLY ADDED CIRCA 1820-30
The large circular papier-maché dish with a tôle liner, resting on a triangular foliate-carved and beaded support and winged griffons above an integral plinth base, the interior of the dished bowl bearing an indistinctly inscribed paper label for 'THE PANTHECHNICON/BELGRAVE SQUARE S.W.1', dated '27/07/00 (?)', the decoration refreshed, the base possibly originally conceived as an urn stand
38 in. (97 cm.) high; 40¼ in. (102 cm.) diameter
Provenance
Acquired by Sir Sydney Barratt from Temple Williams Ltd., London, 30 September, 1960, and by descent.

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Lot Essay

With its chimerical 'griffon' supports, evoking the triumph of the Arts of Peace, this jardiniere reflects ths influence of Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778). A closely related plinth for an urn in the Villa Albani, Rome - dedicated to that 'Maecenas' of the arts William Beckford and no doubt the inspiration of this jardiniere stand - featured in Piranesi's Vasi, Candelabri, Cippi, Sarcophagi, Tripodi, Lucerne, et Ornamenti Antichi Disegni, 1778.

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