View 1 of Lot 171. An Italian carved granito del foro vase, 17th century.
View 1 of Lot 171. An Italian carved granito del foro vase, 17th century.
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An Italian carved granito del foro vase, 17th century

Estimate:

3,000 - 5,000 GBP

An Italian carved granito del foro vase, 17th century

An Italian carved granito del foro vase, 17th century

Estimate:

3,000 - 5,000 GBP

Lot sold:

3,780

GBP

An Italian carved granito del foro vase

17th century


of circular shape, the carved interior with a moulded paterae to the centre

16.5cm. high, 38cm. diameter; 6 1/2 in., 1ft. 3in.

The present example carved from granito del foro, also known as lapis psaronius, could well have been a bowl that stood on a pedestal or a waisted socle, and was therefore used as a stoup or a decorative element.