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Fine Pair of ‘Grand Tour’ Souvenir Bronze Lions on ‘marmo africano’ marble Plinth Bases

Fine Pair of ‘Grand Tour’ Souvenir Bronze Lions on ‘marmo africano’ marble Plinth Bases

Italy

circa 1825

Fine pair of early C19th Italian 'Grand Tour' souvenir bronze lions on attractive and highly-figured 'marmo africano' marble block bases , after the sculptures by Antonio Canova. Well-cast pair of bronze recumbent lions after the marble originals sculpted by Antonio Canova in 1792 for the tomb of Pope Clemence XIII , located in St.Peters , Rome, Italy. Excellent rich original dark patination and colour with chocolate hue highlights , mounted on their original loose 'marmo africano ' marble block bases with pin locators.

Height 13.00cm (5.12 inches)

Width 23.00cm (9.06 inches)

Depth 3.00cm (1.18 inches)

Stock No: F1074

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