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PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTOR

An Italian Rosso Antico, patinated bronze and black marble tazza signed B Boschetti Roma
second half 19th century
Estimate
30,00050,000
JUMP TO LOT
256

PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTOR

An Italian Rosso Antico, patinated bronze and black marble tazza signed B Boschetti Roma
second half 19th century
Estimate
30,00050,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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An Italian Rosso Antico, patinated bronze and black marble tazza signed B Boschetti Roma
second half 19th century
the finely fluted circular antico rosso tazza supported by a bronze group of three hippocampi and a central bronze baluster decorated with foliage, raised on a moulded antico rosso and black marble base
32cm. high, 40cm. diameter; 1ft ½in., 1ft. 3¾in.
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Provenance

H .N. Hansen,(1835-1950), Chief Burgomaster in Copenhagen
Thence by descent to the present owner's wife, the great-grandaughter of the above.

According to family tradition, during his time as Chief Burgomaster,  H. N. Hansen assisted the owner of the Danish brewery company, Carlsberg, Carl Jacobsen (1842-1914), to acquire land upon which the  museum Glypoteket, was built for his private collection. H. N. Hansen was also on the first board of the museum. As a gift for his contribution to the acquisition of  the site, Carl Jacobsen donated the marble tazza to H. N. Hansen. The tazza has been used for a while in the City Hall of Copenhagen.

Catalogue Note

Comparative Literature:
Alvar González-Palacios, Il Tempio del Gusto, 1984, figs. 286-287.

An almost identical tazze by the same maker was sold in these Rooms, 6th July 2011, lot 140, for £49,250, with a detailed footnote  by Professor Alvar González-Palacios.

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