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Rare Victorian Antique Bronz & Silver Centrepiece
Item location: Palm Beach, QLD, Australia
Technical specifications, photos and description:
Beautiful Antique Victorian CentrepieceAFTER THE FONTANA DELLETARTARUGHE IN ROME The centrepiece is silver and bronze, it stands 24cm (10”) tall 29cm (11”) wideand weights kilograms. It’s copy of the Fontana delle Tartarughe, in PiazzaMattei, Rome. The fountain was built between 1580 and 1588 by the architectGiacomo della Porta and the sculptor Taddeo Landini. Some interesting reading about the history ofthe fountain. https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fontana_delle_TartarugheI read this online“If you really think you’ve found rare antique, you haveto ask yourself”
Is there one like this in the street live in? or the town Ilive in, then the country? and so on. If the answer is No, you have rareantique. have only come across similar to mine, brass one which sold inthe USA for $4,000 in 2015 and Silver and Gilt one. I’m sure there must be few out there but notfor sale. Ask any antique dealer have they ever seen or touched one. lay oddsmost will say no. This is not just ordinary centrepiece it was made in Englandin about 1860 it survived over 150 years and is in good condition. It is quitebeautiful. was told the reasons there are not many in the world today, was duringthe world wars lots were melted down for weapons especially in Germany The centrepiece has no marks, this wascommon, have never seen one like mine with any marks yet. The brass one thatsold in the USA had no marks. Just recently saw one similar to mine, magnificentsilver and gilt one with mark, asking price over $50.000.
This centrepiece will be delivered in strong wooden box,FREE almost anywhere in the world. For Insurance email me“What you see is what you get”
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