View 1 of Lot 102. A Roman Marble Pilaster Capital Fragment, circa 2nd Century A.D..
View 1 of Lot 102. A Roman Marble Pilaster Capital Fragment, circa 2nd Century A.D..
102

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

Estimate:

7,000 - 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 - 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.

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).