A ROMAN MARBLE CINERARY URN
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A ROMAN MARBLE CINERARY URN

CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.

Details
A ROMAN MARBLE CINERARY URN
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
27 1⁄2 in. (70 cm.) high
Provenance
Thomas Hope (1769-1831), London and the Deepdene, Surrey,
Thence by descent to Lord Henry Francis Hope Pelham-Clinton-Hope (1866-1941), the Deepdene.
The Celebrated Collection of Greek, Roman and Egyptian Sculpture and Ancient Vases being a portion of The Hope Heirlooms; Christie's, London, 23-24 July 1917, lot 209, pl. VII.
Bought by Colnaghi’s at the above sale for 240 gns (£252, the top price paid for a cinerary urn or vase).
Anton Wilhelmus Mari Mensing (1866-1936) collection, Amsterdam.
With Frederick Muller & Co., Amsterdam, 9 October 1940.
Italian private collection, acquired from the above.
Arachne database no: 50083.
Literature
Hope Marbles, (a folio volume held at the Victoria and Albert Museum Library, London, undated) pl. 28, no. 2.
Rev. Thomas Dudley Fosbrooke, unpublished engravings of the collection (re-used as the engravings for the Hope Marbles) c. 1810-1813.
H. Moses, A Collection of Antique Vases, Altars, Paterae, Tripods, Candelabra, Sarcophagi etc., from various museums and collections, 1814, pl. 33.
J. Britton, Manuscript list of contents of Deepdene, unpublished handwritten manuscript, c. 1841, now at the Yale Centre for Studies in British Art.
G.B. Waywell, The Lever and Hope Sculptures, Berlin, 1986, pp. 107-108, fig. 33, no. 91.
Special Notice

This lot has been imported from outside of the UK for sale and placed under the Temporary Admission regime. Import VAT is payable at 5% on the hammer price. VAT at 20% will be added to the buyer’s premium but will not be shown separately on our invoice.

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