Antique Pair of Italian Bronze Figures of Mercury & Fortuna

November 20, 2018 Posted in:
Antique Pair of Italian Bronze Figures of Mercury & Fortuna

‘Mercury & Fortuna’ after Giambologna (1529-1608)

A pair of late 19th century Italian “Grand Tour’ style bronzes after the antique. The figure of Mercury depicted with winged feet & helmet, holding a Caduceus in hand, Fortuna wrapped in flowing robes. Both raised on a blowing Zephyr with turned Belgian marble plinths and cast bronze bands of Cherubs depicting the Arts. Both in good original condition. Minor chips to bases.

Height 27” (69cm)

Diameter at base 5 3/4” (14.7cm)

Italian

Circa 1880