A large Italian porphyry urn
18th century and later
with a cover, on a waisted socle raised on a square base
157cm. high; 5ft. 1 3/4 in.
This is in overall good restored condition. Very minor chipping to edges and scratches consistent with age and use. The neck with a minor break, now repaired, to the top. The body of the urn is in good condition, with two small lighter green-ish patches of porphyry, and some minor areas with chipping and craquelure and some corresponding refills which are not too distracting. One section of the socle with two breaks which has now been repaired. The neck does not seem to fit on perfectly on the body. Of impressive scale.
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