Rare pair of impressive oval basins in molded... - Lot 173 - Gros & Delettrez

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Rare pair of impressive oval basins in molded... - Lot 173 - Gros & Delettrez
Rare pair of impressive oval basins in molded and carved porphyry, the upper part flared with wide edges, the lower part decorated with filleted channels, resting on pedestals with twisted flutes.
Roman work of the 18th century
Height : 49cm 49cm Width : 91cm Depth : 78cm
(accidents and numerous restorations, one foot redone in composition imitating porphyry)

Bibliography : " Porphyry. Red Imperial. Power and Religion" by Dario Del Bufalo. Turin, Allemandi publisher, 2012, p. 155, ref. V.120.

Provenance:
Galerie Bernard Steinitz, Paris

Exhibition: Biennale des Antiquaires, Paris, 2007

Analogies:
- A very similar basin, but in antique yellow marble, Duc d'Aumont collection sale 12 December 1782, pp. 17/18, reproduced pl. 20. 18th century.
- A basin of the same spirit is preserved in the Quirinal Palace.
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