Antique Pair of French Bronze Mantle Campana Urns c.1870
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Dating from around 1870, this is an elegant antique pair of French bronze saucer shaped mantle campana urns.
This wonderful pair of dark patinated bronze saucer shaped mantel urns, feature beaded gadrooned rims, high relief lotus leaves and flowers. The bases are cast with leaves and stand on tall round Carrara marble stepped column pedestals with beaded ormolu details.
They were produced using the traditional "lost wax" process, otherwise known as the "cire perdue" method.
These bronze mantle campana urns are in excellent condition which can be confirmed by studying the photographs supplied or by viewing the urns in person at our London showroom.
More About Carrara Marble
This type of white or blue-grey marble is popular for sculpture and decorative stone facings. As its name suggests, it is quarried near the city of Carrara in Tuscany, Italy.
Carrara marble has been used since ancient times for sculptures and monuments. The Pantheon and Trajan’s Column in Rome are constructed from it. It was also popular during the Renaissance and Michelangelo used it for his David. Michelangelo prized it above all other stones, apart from that from his own quarry in Pietrasanta. It continues to be used to this day and The Marble Arch in London, the Duomo di Siena, the interiors of Manila Cathedral and the cold white marbles of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi are all made from it.
More Information and To View
These bronze mantle campana urns are probably best viewed in person. However we know that this is not always possible so you are welcome to contact us using the contact details shown above with any questions you might have about these wonderful bronze mantle campana urns. We would also be pleased to arrange a viewing of this and our many other bronze items at our North London warehouse and showroom. Please email us or call for an appointment to view, quoting our reference as shown above so we know which item you are referring to.
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Shipping, Delivery and Return
These bronze mantle campana urns are fine pieces and are also quite heavy having marble bases. They will require specialised packing and shipping to their final destination - your home or other premises. We can pack and ship them to almost any destination worldwide, but we request that you please call or email for a shipping quotation before making your purchase so that we can fully discuss your requirements.
We ship to any mainland UK address free of charge. If you are not satisfied with these items we offer a 14-day money back guarantee in accordance with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be responsible for the return shipping fees for these bronze mantle campana urns unless we have erroneously described them in some material way and you do not receive what you were expecting. You must return them in their original packaging and condition. You are also responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that fall due outside the European Union.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 17 x Width 12 x Depth 12
Dimensions in inches:
Height 7 inches x Width 5 inches x Depth 5 inches
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: 07476
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