12 December 2002
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A CARVED MARBLE TORCHERE
Italian, second half 19th century
The tri-partite base carved in relief with a cardinal's coat of arms, a classically draped male figure offering libations next to a ram, and a dolphin and bird.
Minor chips and losses; the drip-pan later.
83½ in. (212 cm.) high, overall
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