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Obelisk in Egyptian porphyry & diorite Circa 1800
Obelisk in Egyptian porphyry & diorite Circa 1800 - Decorative Objects Style Empire Obelisk in Egyptian porphyry & diorite Circa 1800 - Obelisk in Egyptian porphyry & diorite Circa 1800 - Empire
Ref : 73458
1 500 €
Period :
19th century
Provenance :
Italy
Medium :
Egyptian porphyry & diorite
Decorative Objects  - Obelisk in Egyptian porphyry & diorite Circa 1800 19th century - Obelisk in Egyptian porphyry & diorite Circa 1800
Kim J. Nazzi

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Obelisk in Egyptian porphyry & diorite Circa 1800

A rare obelisk dating to the Grand Tour era and made from reclaimed red "Egyptian" porphyry and antique diorite. Both stone were considered precious in ancient times and during the grand tour, fragments of antique columns and such were re-carved into Grand Tour objects to be sold to distinguished collectors. A highly desirable and collectable item.

Italy. Circa 1800.

Dimensions: height 21cm ; base : 5,2cm x 5,2cm

Kim J. Nazzi

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