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An important 19th century yellow Siena marble Wall Fontain
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80 000 €
Period :
19th century
Provenance :
Italy
Medium :
Siena marble
Dimensions :
l. 44.49 inch X H. 87.01 inch X P. 19.88 inch
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An important 19th century yellow Siena marble Wall Fontain

The base consist off a semi-circular "Jardinière" with original led interior to fit the flowers.

The exterior is delicately carved with two classical columns on the corners connected by a continuous décoration off scrolls and flowers.

The jardinière is connected to the bowl by a tripod sculpted with alcanthus leaves opening into three arms to support the bowl.

The bowl is carved out one solid piece of marble, completely lobled and decorated with a band foliage.

The top panel is carved in the center with a winged medusa head surrounded by snakes and finished by a arched dome.

The Siena marble:

The famous yellow marble of Siena had been used extensively all across Italy and further afield since at least the 16th century.
The best stone has come from Montarrenti in the Montagnola Senese Mountains, near the town of Sovicille. This marble was used in furniture and inlay work of the early 19th century.
“The quarries do not seem to have been properly opened up” wrote one English stone merchant in 1887, “they are so many scratches on the side of the mountains, and very few large blocks are produced”. From this primitive record, quarrying methods modernized in the 20th century, and Siena marble was exported all over the world.

There are twenty-four columns of Siena marble in the Court Chamber of the US Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. It is also used extensively in the rich marble decoration of the Birmingham Oratory in England, built early 1900s.


This marble was also particularly prized by Louis XIV. It was used in furniture, decoration, clocks and stone marquetry.

The pedestal of the statue of St. Peter in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Montmartre was made of Sienna Yellow marble.

It is also found on a commemorative plaque in the Emm church and for the pedestal of the Venus de Medici in the Napoleon Museum. A good example of its use for floors is the Chrysler Building in New York.

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