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AN ITALIAN BRONZE FIGURE OF MERCURY
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AN ITALIAN BRONZE FIGURE OF MERCURY

AFTER GIAMBOLOGNA, MID 19TH CENTURY

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AN ITALIAN BRONZE FIGURE OF MERCURY
AFTER GIAMBOLOGNA, MID 19TH CENTURY
Mounted on a portor and siena marble plinth
28½ in. (72.5 cm.) high overall
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This lot is offered without reserve.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
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Please note that the lower siena and square portor marble plinth is not included in this lot.

Lot Essay

The bronze is a reproduction one of the several models that Giambologna made for the 'Mercury in Flight' composition. This particular example is based on the monumental Medici Mercury of 1580 that was originally part of a fountain in front of the Loggia of the Villa Medici in Rome. It is now housed in the Bargello, Florence.

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