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PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN NOBLE COLLECTION

A pair of Italian 'Grand Tour' rosso antico obelisks, 19th century
Estimate
3,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 30,000 GBP
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120

PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN NOBLE COLLECTION

A pair of Italian 'Grand Tour' rosso antico obelisks, 19th century
Estimate
3,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 30,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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A pair of Italian 'Grand Tour' rosso antico obelisks, 19th century
one being a reduction of the Obelisco Lateranense in Piazza San Giovanni in Laterano, transferred to Rome by the Emperor Constanzo and re-erected by Pope Sistus V in 1588; the other of the Obelisco Flaminio in Piazza del Popolo, the second oldest obelisk after the Lateransensis, transferred to Rome by Emperor Augustus, and re-erected by Pope Sixtus in 1589.
each 96cm. high; 3ft. 1¾in.
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Provenance

The collection of Mr David and the Lady Pamela Hicks, until sold:
Sotheby's, Britwell House: the Contents of the House, 20-22 March 1979, lots 518 and 519 and illustrated on the cover.

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