An Italian carved porphyry urn, 19th century
10,000 - 15,000 GBP
An Italian carved porphyry urn
with cover, the lower half of the body with gadroons, on a waisted stepped circular base, raised on a further square stepped base
65.5cm. high; 2ft. 1 3/4 in.
This is in overall good restored condition. Very minor chipping to edges consistent with age and use. There seems to have been a break, now restored, to the tip of the finial of the lid. There are signs of a break across the middle of the urn towards the top of the gadroons, this has been professionally repaired and is barely noticeable. There are also signs of a break between the body and the spreading socle, this has been well restored too. Very minor chipping and possibly refilling to a small section of the edge of the stepped circular base. Otherwise, this is of good appearance.
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