An assembled group of six patinated bronze table decorations  19th/early 20th century
Lot 4476
An assembled group of six patinated bronze table decorations 19th/early 20th century
Sold for US$ 1,062 inc. premium
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Souvenirs of the Grand Tour In the 18th century, young and privileged Englishmen embarked on an experience called the Grand Tour. They traveled Europe where they visited cherished ruins of the ancient world with the purpose of enriching their lives with language, culture, art and architecture. Mementos and trophies were collected along the way to remind them of their adventures and explorations. Property from the Collection of Joseph Klein (1899-1987), New York, New York Mr. Joseph Klein sought out and acquired these souvenirs as part of his vast collecting interest. Said to have collected in the manner of a 18th century connoisseur, his overall collection showcased his diverse array of artifacts acquired over a period of 45 years and included the art of ancient China, Egypt, Persia, Greece and Rome.
An assembled group of six patinated bronze table decorations
19th/early 20th century
Comprising two busts of the Emperor Cesar Augustus, the first raised on tapered pedestal titled AUGUSTUS, height overall 9 1/4in, the second on circular socle, height 5in; a bust of Cicero incised CICERO on reverse, raised on tapered marble pedestal, height overall 8 3/4in; bust of the youth Antonious as Dionysus, on circular socle, incised ANTINOO.B and Francesco de Lucca, height 8 1/4in; seated figure of Athena on marbled socle, height 6 1/2in and a pedestal with stepped rectangular top with outcurved sides over conforming sides relief decorated with figural reserves and vacant cartouches, height 6 1/2in; length 10in
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