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$ 4,500

Grand Tour Sculptures Pair Bronze Medici Vases After The Antique

Period 19th Century
W. 9.06 in; H. 12.6 in;
W. 23 cm; H. 32 cm;
Condition Good.
Number of Pieces 2-3
Description a grand tour pair of Medici Vase in bronze. The original vase reappeared in the 1598 inventory of the Villa Medici, Rome, but its origin is unknown. Transferred from the villa in 1780, it has ever since been displayed in the Uffizi Gallery, today in the first-floor Verone sull’Arno overlooking the River Arno. It was often illustrated in engravings, the most famous of which is by Stefano della Bella (1656); he depicted the young Medici heir who would become Grand Duke Cosimo III seated, drawing the vase.
Often paired as garden ornaments since the later 17th century with the similar Borghese Vase, they are two of the most admired and influential vases from antiquity.
Styles / Movements Neoclassical, Traditional
Patterns Handmade, Traditional
Incollect Reference Number 456269
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