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An Italian carved white marble vase
circa 1760-1770

of baluster form with an acanthus leaf carved cover and foliate knop above a beaded and leaf carved fluted neck, one side with a roundel depicting Flora, the other Ceres, the handles in the form of a pelican with a serpent in its beak suspending fruiting swags, on a beaded and fluted socle and a plinth base carved with stylised Greek key motif


74cm. high, 48cm. wide; 2ft 5in., 1ft. 7in.
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Catalogue Note

Comparative Literature:
John Wilton-Ely, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, The Complete Etchings, Vol. II, San Francisco, MCMXCIV, p. 988 and 989 nos. 910-911, for a design for a candelabrum based upon an Antique prototype with similar addorsed birds.

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