Items Similar to After the Antique, Silenus and the Infant Bacchus a Serpentine Group View More
After the Antique, Silenus and the Infant Bacchus a Serpentine Group
The original of this imposing group, was rescued from obscurity in the 16th century and became the basis of numerous copies in bronze, marble and in this case serpentine. This example, which we feel is from the mid-19th century, is brilliantly carved, Whimsically, a goat peers out from the stump, wrapped in vines while the satyr cradles the writhing child Bacchus, It is raised on the original octagonal pedestal, which masterfully has been tapered to a square base with canted corners to receive the statue and is carved in high relief with fruiting vines. The entire statue and base is about seven feet high and makes as dramatic a statement of skill and taste as could be hoped for. The original was recorded as part of the Borgese collection in 1613, whence it was taken by Napoleon to Paris in 1808 A bronze cast of this model was given to Queen Victoria as a present from Albert, the Prince Consort for Christmas in 1847.
- In the Style Of
- Place of Origin
- Date of Manufacture1850
- Materials and Techniques
- Condition DetailsThis antique statue has been professionally restored over the years. We can provide a detailed condition report for an interested purchaser. The width is at the base of the pedestal, the widest point.
- WearMinor losses.
- DimensionsH 84 in. x Dm 23 in.H 213.36 cm x Dm 58.42 cm
- Diameter23 in. (58.42 cm)
- Seller LocationMontreal, CA
- Seller Reference NumberD3057
- Reference NumberLU875312314463
Buyer Protection Guaranteed
Our Promise To You: If you're not happy with the way an item arrived, we'll work with you and the seller to reach an optimal resolution. Read more
Shipping, Returns & Payment
- ShippingRates vary by destination and complexity
Some items may require special handling and packaging. Request a shipping quote to see what options are available to your destination.
- Return Policy
This item can be returned within 1 day of delivery.View details
- Online Payment Methods1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
- Item InvoiceGenerate an invoice that you can customize and print.
About the Seller
5 / 5
1stdibs seller since 2009
Located in Montreal, CA
More From This Seller
After the Antique, Grand Tour Bronze of Aristotle
Antique 1850s Italian Classical Roman Figurative Sculptures
The philosopher in oratorical pose, with an urn of his writings at his feet. A 19th century casting, good crisp quality on marble base.
Pair of Grand Tour Bronze Figures after the Ant...
Antique Late 19th Century Italian Classical Roman Figurative Sculptures
This striking pair, one of Ceres, emblematic of the harvest, the other with a dove and laurel wreath are well modelled as elegant figures in flowing gowns. Each is presented on a squ...
French Gilt Bronze Group Ceres
Antique Late 19th Century Italian Figurative Sculptures
This allegorical group depicts Ceres Godess of the harvest with a lamb and a wheatsheaf. She holds a dove to her ample busom, emblematic of peace and plenty. This is a large brightly...
Antique King's Silver Messenger Badge
Antique Late 18th Century George III Mounted Objects
Antique King's silver messenger badge, of typical form, the heraldic shield quartered and set within the order of the Garter, with crown above G111R (for George III) and with a fleet...
You May Also Like
Pan and the Infant Bacchus, 19th Century, After...
Antique 19th Century Italian Neoclassical Sculptures and Carvings
The sculpture depicts the faun with cymbals, leaning against a naturalistic stump, hung with a set of pan pipes and the infant Bacchus sitting on pan's shoulders holding a group of g...
Pair of Bronze Candelabra Depicting Infant Dion...
Antique 19th Century French Rococo Candelabras
Brass, Bronze, Marble
Pair of bronze figural candelabra. The left candelabra depicts the infant Dionysus (Greek god of wine and joy - Roman name Bacchus), crowned with ivy leaves and grapes. The right can...
Classical 19th Century Bacchus Bronze Group
Antique 19th Century French Figurative Sculptures
A very pleasing 19th century French Bacchus influenced bronze group, depicting two putti playing with a ram, garlands of vine leaves and grapes. Signed.
Antique Sevres Style Porcelain Group after Clodion
Claude Michel Clodion
Antique 19th Century French Rococo Porcelain
This fine and delicate porcelain group is made after the French sculptor Clodion (1738-1814). Crafted entirely in porcelain with ormolu details, the group depicts a pair of lovers wi...
18th Century Bronze Sculpture Group of Drunken ...
Antique Early 18th Century French Baroque Figurative Sculptures
In classical mythology, Silenus was a forest satyr who was the lifelong friend and tutor of Bacchus (Gk: Dionysius). Although he was renown for his wisdom, musical skills and prophet...
Tournai ‘Bacchus’ Figure Group, Multi-Figures a...
Antique 1760s French Rococo Figurative Sculptures
Large French porcelain group, depicting Bacchus and his revelling band, each with grapevines in their hair and a drink in hand, one re-filling from the barrel Bacchus is seated on, m...
19th Century Terra Cotta "Bacchus and Bacchante...
Antique 19th Century French Classical Greek Figurative Sculptures
Patinated terra cotta group featuring Bacchus as a child accompanied by three Bacchantes as they celebrate the harvesting of grapes. The Bacchantes, wearing flowing stolas and grapev...
Grand Tour Souvenir Table-Top Bronze "Mercury" ...
Antique 19th Century Italian Classical Greek Sculptures
A 19th century bronze figure of the seated Mercury after the antique, being a souvenir of the Grand Tour of Europe. It has crisp lines and clean casting, a pleasing black patina and ...