Pair Early C20th Sicilian Jasper Marble Obelisks

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

About

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
Period
Early 20th Century
Condition
Good
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use
Dimensions
27.5 in. H x 7 in. W x 7 in. D
70 cm H x 18 cm W x 18 cm D
Dealer Location
Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
Number of Items
2
Reference Number
LU9722887581
Address
Gary Wright Antiques LTD
5 Fosseway Business Park
Stratford Road
Moreton-in-Marsh Gloucestershire GL56 9NQ
GB
+44 1202629359
1stdibs Dealer since 2013 Located in Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire
Contact dealer

Your Message