Antique Silvered Bronze Model of a Gondola with Gondolier 19th Century
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This is a wonderful antique silvered bronze gondola model including the gondolier. Dating from the late 19th Century and with fabulous attention to detail, this model wonderfully reproduces a Venetian gondola.
The chasing decoration, particularly on the interior of this antique silvered bronze gondola is exquisite, one can almost feel the velvet of the cushion and the pile of the interior rug. There are lovely details such as dragons and intricate foliage work on the bow.
There is no mistaking the fantastic quality of the craftsmanship that has gone into making this gorgeous silvered bronze gondola model. The youth who is rowing the gondola is also reproduced in fine detail down to the way in which he is standing to be able to manoeuvre the boat through the canals of Venice.
This antique silvered bronze gondola is in excellent condition as can be seen from the photographs. Do take a few minutes to review these images to fully appreciate the exquisite detailing that has gone into sculpting this fine silvered bronze model.
Browsing this antique silvered bronze gondola in person
As it is a great idea to view antiques and collectibles before you purchase, we are always delighted to welcome you to look at our inventory in our North London showrooms. So why not sort out a trip to get a view of this antique silvered bronze gondola face-to-face? Whilst you are here you'll also have the opportunity to see our array of other attractive antiques and collectables.
Please keep in mind that you should get in contact with us first ahead of making a trip to ensure that the antique silvered bronze gondola is still offered for sale and has not already gone. Also if you do decide to contact us, we will have time to ensure that we've got the right expert available to you to chat you through your purchase and resolve any queries you may have. We are always glad to talk over our pieces such as this antique silvered bronze gondola in detail and suggest alternate options if you want to change your mind. We think there is no such thing as a stupid question and we fully respect that you will want to get your investment just right so please feel free to ask any queries you've got.
Make sure you take a note of the item reference number which appears on this page prior to getting in touch, so that we can determine which specific antique silvered bronze gondola you are speaking about.
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The London showroom is open Mon to Fri 10am – 5pm for you to look at this antique silvered bronze gondola. We also open from time to time on Saturdays – but kindly ring beforehand before doing the trip on a Saturday as we really do not wish you to be turning up and finding no one here.
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Getting Added Details
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Shipping, Delivery and Returns
We are professionals in the shipping and delivery of excellent pieces such as this antique silvered bronze gondola. High-quality pieces of silvered bronze like this deserve specialist handling to make certain that they come to you in the same excellent condition that they left us. We are very mindful with our packing and delivery service to make sure that anything you buy from us will reach you safely and securely. We are pleased to transport to more or less any location internationally and will take care of all the needed packaging and shipping details. However, we ask that you get in touch first before purchasing this antique silvered bronze gondola as we want to be sure of all the specifics and that you have a full shipping quote before you purchase. Luckily we deliver totally free to any mainland UK address.
If you are not happy for any reason with this antique silvered bronze gondola when you get it, in keeping with the Distance Selling Regulations you can return it to us within 14 days and we will issue a refund. You should return it to us in its initial packing and state. You will also be answerable for the return shipping bills unless we sent you an item that is significantly different to the one you thought you would be obtaining. Please note that you are fully accountable for any customs fees or duties that fall due as a result of transporting this antique silvered bronze gondola outside the European Union.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 14 x Width 48 x Depth 8
Dimensions in inches:
Height 5 inches x Width 1 foot, 7 inches x Depth 3 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: 08588
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