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.
Our showroom is open from 10am to 5pm every weekday and also on occasional Saturdays - please call first before making a journey on a Saturday to make certain that we are open on your chosen day.
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
Our reference: 07476