A Grand Tour gilt-bronze souvenir of the Egyptian Luxor obelisk in the Place de la Concorde, Paris second half 19th century
Lot 4396
A Grand Tour gilt bronze souvenir of the Egyptian Obelisk of Luxor in the Place de la Concorde, Paris second half 19th century
Sold for US$ 3,500 inc. premium
Lot Details
Property from the Estate of JohnTraina, San Francisco John A. Traina Jr. was a well known San Francisco businessman, entrepreneur, collector and bon vivant who was renowned for his impeccable style and limitless charm. As a serious collector of fine art, antiques, designer decor, natural curiosities and objet d'art, he curated a collection that was the epitome of worldly elegance and San Francisco chic. In celebration of his vitality and spirit, Bonhams is honored to offer selected property from his estate.
A Grand Tour gilt bronze souvenir of the Egyptian Obelisk of Luxor in the Place de la Concorde, Paris
second half 19th century
The obelisk incised with hieroglyphics, raised on inscribed rectangular pedestal on black marble plinth with balustrade.
height 26in

Footnotes

  • The Obelisk of Luxor was given to King Louis Phillipe in 1836 by the Viceroy of Egypt, Mohamed Ali. It previously marked the entrance to the Amon temple at Luxor.
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