Antique Pompeii Grand Tour Bronze Cups & Covers on Marble Bases

November 14, 2020 Posted in:
Antique Pompeii Grand Tour Bronze Cups & Covers on Marble Bases

A pair of ‘Grand Tour’ Continental Belgium black marble and patinated bronze cups and covers. The twin handled ‘Scyphus’ cups cast with naturalistic trailing ivy leaves and berries, with similarly cast lids, above a stepped marble plinth base mounted with a classical relief frieze, leaf & berry mouldings and standing on paw feet to the front.
After the Pompeii silver cup from the mid 1st century AD, held in the Museum of Naples, believed to be associated with the god of wine, Bacchus.

Height 16” (40.5cm)

Width 7 7/8” (20cm)

Depth 5 7/8” (15cm)

Continental

Circa 1870