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102

A Roman Marble Pilaster Capital Fragment, circa 2nd Century A.D.

UK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

7,000

to
- 10,000 GBP

A Roman Marble Pilaster Capital Fragment, circa 2nd Century A.D.

A Roman Marble Pilaster Capital Fragment, circa 2nd Century A.D.

Estimate:

7,000

to
- 10,000 GBP

Lot sold:

8,820

GBP

A Roman Marble Pilaster Capital Fragment

circa 2nd Century A.D.


carved in relief with a fruit- and grain-filled cornucopia emerging from a calyx of flowering acanthus; no restorations.

56 by 44 cm.

As shown. 

Chips and abrasions overall. Areas of black paint including on breaks suggest that entire object was once painted over in modern times. 

Back sawn flat and polished smooth in antiquity with ancient trapezoidal mortise, three drillholes and their plastic sleeves for and older mount, and a steel hook for current mounting.


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William, 2nd Earl of Shelburne and 1st Marquess of Lansdowne (1737-1805)
by descent at Lansdowne House, Berkeley Square and Bowood, Wiltshire
removed from Bowood, Wiltshire, prior to the demolition of the main portion of the house in 1955
The Property of a Nobleman (Garden Statuary, Architectural Fittings and Chimney Pieces at Wrotham Park, Hertfordshire, Christie's, 13 June 1995, lot 220C, part)
Christie's, London, May 2nd, 2013, no. 127, illus.
acquired at the above sale
A. H. Smith, ed., A Catalogue of the Ancient Marbles at Lansdowne House, based upon the Work by Michaelis, p. 48, no. 114 (http://lcweb2.loc.gov/service/gdc/scd0001/2007/20078204002ca/20078204002ca.pdf).