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Base of table ornament

Base of table ornament

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (probably Venice, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1500 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze cast and chased

  • Museum number:

    M.680-1910

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This bronze base of a table ornament is made in Venice in the late 15th century or early 16th century. It is made in the form of a fountain. The base is hexagonal, each side decorated in relief with an eagle between grotesque monsters with foliated scrollwork. The feet are formed by winged heads. The centre, of baluster form with scroll brackets, supports a bowl decorated with acanthus leaves and a coiled openwork band.

Physical description

This base of a table ornament is made in the form of a fountain. The base is hexagonal, each side decorated in relief with an eagle between grotesque monsters with foliated scrollwork. The feet are formed by winged heads. The centre, of baluster form with scroll brackets, supports a bowl decorated with acanthus leaves and a coiled openwork band.

Place of Origin

Italy (probably Venice, made)

Date

ca. 1500 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Bronze cast and chased

Dimensions

Height: 19.55 cm, Width: 26.92 cm

Object history note

From the Salting bequest.

Descriptive line

Base of a table ornament, bronze, Italian (probably Venice), ca. 1500

Materials

Bronze

Techniques

Casting; Chasing

Subjects depicted

Eagle; Acanthus; Monsters; Scrollwork

Categories

Bronze; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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