Huge Silvered Bronze Cherub Chariot Centrepiece
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This is an incredible silvered bronze centrepiece dating from the latter part of the 20th century has been made in the classic English style and is ideal as a jardiniere or for displaying fruit.
The underpinning bronze for this silvered bronze centrepiece was cast using the traditional ‘lost wax’ method and then silver plated to highlight the wonderful bacchanalian festival scenes featuring cherubs, vine leaves, bunches of grapes and garlands of flowers.
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It's a pretty good idea try and see items such as this face to face. With this thought please try to visit our North London display room to inspect this silvered bronze centrepiece, alongside our extended number of other silver products that we have available. If you want to make a special trip to see this merchandise, please phone first to determine that this silvered bronze centrepiece is still available and has not been sold. Remember be certain to provide us with the item reference number found above when getting in contact so we can identify which of our various silvered bronze objects you are talking about.
It is in excellent condition as can been seen from the variety of photographs in our image gallery. Please take a few moments to review these and assess the finer points of this truly marvelous silvered bronze centrepiece.
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Our London warehouse is open Mon to Fri 10am – 5pm for you to look at this silvered bronze centrepiece. We also open occasionally on Saturdays – but please call beforehand ahead of making the visit on a Saturday as we do not want you to be let down.
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To discover more about this silvered bronze centrepiece and for you to get answers to any points you might have, kindly to call our in-house antiques advisers on the phone number provided above. When contacting us please state the item number, shown above, so we know which of our many silver plated fine objects you would like to talk about.
Transportation, Delivery and Returns
You are looking at a truly fine large piece of silvered bronze. It will require specialized packing and shipping so that it actually gets to your place securely and safely. We can deliver this huge silvered bronze centrepiece to practically any place globally and we will be happy to handle the packaging for you, but kindly do call or email for a transportation estimate first, before ordering this silvered bronze centrepiece so that we can fully meet your shipping wishes. We ship entirely without charge to any mainland UK location.
If you are not happy with the article, we offer a 14-day money back promise in accordance with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be liable for the return transportation fees for this silvered bronze centrepiece, unless we have erroneously detailed the piece in some material way and you do not obtain the item as outlined. You must return this silvered bronze centrepiece in its original packaging and state.
You are also accountable for any customs duties or local taxes that fall due outside the European Union for the shipping of this silvered bronze centrepiece.
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Shopping for antique and second-hand silver is a immense subject which includes work by some of the best master goldsmiths who were globally renowned artists in their own right down to the most practical and ordinary of machine made everyday domestic items. In pondering acquiring this silvered bronze centrepiece we are pleased to offer a some pointers that can help you simply decide on the thing that is best for you.
Highly revered for thousands of years, silver has special characteristics that have made it both enchanting and valuable and due to this many people have accumulated and made use of it in a myriad of different varieties. There is a significant range of antique, vintage and second-hand silver presented available today today. So how do you know what to buy?
The leading rule is that you really need to obtain what you actually like. Give some thought to the reasons why you like this silvered bronze centrepiece and if it speaks to your artistic feeling then why delay? Professionals always say that you should go for the very best you can afford, and this does not necessarily mean the oldest or indeed the biggest. Do take the time to discover the makers and the designs that charm you and this will assist you decide the path you need to take to build up a incredible silver collection. If you have a passion for a particular piece of silver such as this silvered bronze centrepiece you will want to show it to friends and family and your satisfaction will pass to them too.
A key question is the condition of a silver item and how much repair work has been done. When picking out silver antiques that are over 200 years old they will probably have what is called a 'patina' which is a combination of the colour and the wear. You cannot expect an old silver piece to look like it just came from the workshop - if it does then it has probably been intensely restored which is not ideal for an item of antique silver.
Think about that in the silver antiques world a little bit of restoration is appropriate where a small ding or dent may be very carefully removed. But beware of over plating, lead or silver solder, repaired seams, holes, erased inscriptions, patches and later additions or ornaments. All of these are inappropriate for a piece of great antique silver. The good thing is here at Regent Antiques we are careful to and provide only the finest unblemished silver pieces and if things like re-plating has taken place we will tell you. We always provide you with ample snapshots of our silver products so you can see exactly what condition they are in. Do take a few seconds to look at the photographs for this silvered bronze centrepiece to assure yourself of its condition. If you have any points about it you are always very welcome to call or email us. We will be delighted to put your mind at rest about the condition of this silvered bronze centrepiece.
Please remember that silver tarnishes and you will have to care for it by polishing it moderately frequently. It's a good idea to clean it with a long term polish and then then try to display it in a fairly airtight cupboard if you're able to. This will keep it dazzling for the greatest possible time. If you look after it well this silvered bronze centrepiece will literally last forever.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 38 x Width 54 x Depth 33 & Weight 14 kg
Dimensions in inches:
Height 1 foot, 3 inches x Width 1 foot, 9 inches x Depth 1 foot, 1 inch & Weight 30.9 lbs
Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)
was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.
While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.
Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.
The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).
is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.
The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.
It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.
Our reference: 05118aa
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