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Antique Italian Grand Tour Bronze Silver Plated Warwick Vase Urn Ca1860 19th C

Antique Italian Grand Tour Bronze  Silver Plated Warwick Vase Urn Ca1860 19th C | Ref. no. A1074 | Regent Antiques
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  • Antique Italian Grand Tour Bronze  Silver Plated Warwick Vase Urn Ca1860 19th C | Ref. no. A1074 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Italian Grand Tour Bronze  Silver Plated Warwick Vase Urn Ca1860 19th C | Ref. no. A1074 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Italian Grand Tour Bronze  Silver Plated Warwick Vase Urn Ca1860 19th C | Ref. no. A1074 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Italian Grand Tour Bronze  Silver Plated Warwick Vase Urn Ca1860 19th C | Ref. no. A1074 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Italian Grand Tour Bronze  Silver Plated Warwick Vase Urn Ca1860 19th C | Ref. no. A1074 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Italian Grand Tour Bronze  Silver Plated Warwick Vase Urn Ca1860 19th C | Ref. no. A1074 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Italian Grand Tour Bronze  Silver Plated Warwick Vase Urn Ca1860 19th C | Ref. no. A1074 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Italian Grand Tour Bronze  Silver Plated Warwick Vase Urn Ca1860 19th C | Ref. no. A1074 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Italian Grand Tour Bronze  Silver Plated Warwick Vase Urn Ca1860 19th C | Ref. no. A1074 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Italian Grand Tour Bronze  Silver Plated Warwick Vase Urn Ca1860 19th C | Ref. no. A1074 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Italian Grand Tour Bronze  Silver Plated Warwick Vase Urn Ca1860 19th C | Ref. no. A1074 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Italian Grand Tour Bronze  Silver Plated Warwick Vase Urn Ca1860 19th C | Ref. no. A1074 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Italian Grand Tour Bronze  Silver Plated Warwick Vase Urn Ca1860 19th C | Ref. no. A1074 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Italian Grand Tour Bronze  Silver Plated Warwick Vase Urn Ca1860 19th C | Ref. no. A1074 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Italian Grand Tour Bronze  Silver Plated Warwick Vase Urn Ca1860 19th C | Ref. no. A1074 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Italian Grand Tour Bronze  Silver Plated Warwick Vase Urn Ca1860 19th C | Ref. no. A1074 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Italian Grand Tour Bronze  Silver Plated Warwick Vase Urn Ca1860 19th C | Ref. no. A1074 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Italian Grand Tour Bronze  Silver Plated Warwick Vase Urn Ca1860 19th C | Ref. no. A1074 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Italian Grand Tour Bronze  Silver Plated Warwick Vase Urn Ca1860 19th C | Ref. no. A1074 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Italian Grand Tour Bronze  Silver Plated Warwick Vase Urn Ca1860 19th C | Ref. no. A1074 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Italian Grand Tour Bronze  Silver Plated Warwick Vase Urn Ca1860 19th C | Ref. no. A1074 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Italian Grand Tour Bronze  Silver Plated Warwick Vase Urn Ca1860 19th C | Ref. no. A1074 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Italian Grand Tour Bronze  Silver Plated Warwick Vase Urn Ca1860 19th C | Ref. no. A1074 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Italian Grand Tour Bronze  Silver Plated Warwick Vase Urn Ca1860 19th C | Ref. no. A1074 | Regent Antiques
Ref: A1074
Price: £2,500.00
This is a remarkable antique Italian Grand Tour bronze and  silver-plated model of the world-famous Warwick vase, circa 1860...

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This is a remarkable antique Italian Grand Tour bronze and  silver-plated model of the world-famous Warwick vase, circa 1860 in date.
 
This stunning silver-plated urn is superbly cast. Exactly as the original ancient Roman vase, it features rich ornamention and a Campana shaped form, which gives the vase great appeal to the eye.
 
It has an exquisite egg and dart rim in addition to an applied beaded decorated border. It displays striking bifurcated vine stock handles accented with chased and embossed foliate decoration. 
 
The body is superbly cast with magnificently executed masks of Bacchus and Hercules between two satyrs, and the pelt of the Nemean lion below with its distinctive pendant arms and paws.
 
It is raised on a circular spreading base with a liner and terminates on a sturdy plain square plinth. 
 
The attention to detail throughout this piece is second to none and this classical silver-plated vase is sure to enhance great historical fascination wherever it is placed. 

Condition:

In excellent condition with only signs of use commensurate with age and wear.



Dimensions in cm:

Height 25 x Width 35 x Depth 27

Dimensions in inches:

Height 10 inches x Width 1 foot, 2 inches x Depth 11 inches

Our reference: A1074

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The Warwick Vase was found in fragments by Gavin Hamilton in 1769–1770 digging in the silts of Lake Pantanello in the grounds of the Villa Tiburtina, the villa of the Roman Emperor Hadrian outside Rome. It was restored in 1772–1774 by Grandjacquet to designs by Piranesi for Sir William Hamilton, who gave it to George Greville, Earl of Warwick. The Vase stood in the courtyard of Warwick Castle for almost two centuries until it was purchased for The Burrell Collection in 1979. A monumental marble sculpture in the form of a two-handled drinking cup, it is decorated with acting masks and motifs relating to the cult of the Roman god of wine, Bacchus (the Greek god Dionysos). 

The Vase was one of many fine sculptures with which Hadrian (who ruled the Roman Empire from 117 to 138) adorned the gardens of his palatial villa. The Dionysian imagery of many of these sculptures evoked the pleasures of life enjoyed through good wine and feasting. Since its rediscovery the Warwick Vase has been a major source of inspiration for the Neo-Classical school in the decorative arts in Britain.


The Grand Tour was the traditional trip of Europe undertaken by mainly upper-class European young men of means. The custom flourished from about 1660 until the advent of large-scale rail transit in the 1840s, and was associated with a standard itinerary.

It served as an educational rite of passage. Though primarily associated with the British nobility and wealthy landed gentry, similar trips were made by wealthy young men of Protestant Northern European nations on the Continent, and from the second half of the 18th century some South American, U.S., and other overseas youth joined in. The tradition was extended to include more of the middle class after rail and steamship travel made the journey less of a burden.

The primary value of the Grand Tour, it was believed, lay in the exposure both to the cultural legacy of classical antiquity and the Renaissance, and to the aristocratic and fashionably polite society of the European continent. In addition, it provided the only opportunity to view specific works of art, and possibly the only chance to hear certain music. A grand tour could last from several months to several years. It was commonly undertaken in the company of a knowledgeable guide or tutor

The Grand Tour not only provided a liberal education but allowed those who could afford it the opportunity to buy things otherwise unavailable at home, and it thus increased participants' prestige and standing. Grand Tourists would return with crates of art, books, pictures, sculpture, and items of culture, which would be displayed in libraries, cabinets, gardens, and drawing rooms, as well as the galleries built purposely for their display; The Grand Tour became a symbol of wealth and freedom.
 

Dimensions in cm:

Height 25 x Width 35 x Depth 27

Dimensions in inches:

Height 10 inches x Width 1 foot, 2 inches x Depth 11 inches

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