Pair of ormolu mounted griotte marble column pedestals

£12,000

This magnificent pair of classically inspired Corinthian columns is crafted from exquisite red veined griotte marble mounted with superbly cast and gilt bronze.

 

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Description

This pair of columnar pedestals, wrought from ormolu (gilt bronze) and wonderfully veined and dappled griotte marble, is inspired by the classical Corinthian architectural order. Each column features a rectangular griotte marble podium, an unfluted and tapered griotte marble shaft, and a flat griotte marble top—which allows each column to function as a pedestal.

The ormolu throughout is superbly cast. The shaft of each column sits on an ormolu torus, which in turn sits upon a square ormolu base—this ormolu base supported by the marble podium below. Most strikingly, each marble shaft culminates in an architecturally correct Corinthian capital: the capital is replete with acanthus leaves, corner volutes, and cauliculi—each an integral component of the order—all of which are superbly cast in high relief with rich detail.

Details

Country of Origin
French
Date of Manufacture
Late 19th Century
Period
Late 19th Century
Style
Classical, Neoclassical
Material
Griotte Marble, Marble, Ormolu (Gilt Bronze)
Colour
Gold, Red

Dimensions

Height
114 cm / 44.9 inches
Width
25 cm / 9.8 inches
Depth
25 cm / 9.8 inches

Reference:
16383

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