Pair Early C20th Sicilian Jasper Marble Obelisks

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A pair of early C20th Sicilian Jasper marble obelisks; the tapering body raised on four gilt brass tortoise supports, on square stepped bases with gilt brass mouldings.

Provenance: By descent, family of Vittorio Bramanti, Florence, Italy, master of 'Opificio delle Pietre Dure' workshops, Florence. Completed by him after the model of the obelisks situated in 'Piazza Santa Maria Novello' Florence. The originals by Giambologna in 1608, were used as start/finish marks for the annual 'Palio dei Cocchi' Chariot Race held under Cosimo I, in imitation of the Roman Civcus.

Details

  • In the Style Of
    Grand Tour
  • Place of Origin
    Italy
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1920
    Dimensions
    27.5 in. H x 7 in. W x 7 in. D
    70 cm H x 18 cm W x 18 cm D
  • Seller Location
    Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
  • Number of Items
    2
  • Reference Number
    LU9722887581
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