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Antique Silver plated bronze sculpture of Mercury Hermes 19th Century

Antique Silver plated bronze  sculpture of Mercury Hermes 19th Century | Ref. no. A1388 | Regent Antiques Sold
Ref: A1388
Price: £ 0.00
This is a large and beautifully detailed antique silver plated sculpture of Mercury, also known as Hermes, dating from Circa...

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This is a large and beautifully detailed antique silver plated sculpture of Mercury, also known as Hermes, dating from Circa 1860 and bearing the makers mark for the silversmith Aston & Son, Birmingham, England.

Mercury is depicted beautifully standing on a gust of wind issued from the mouth of the god Zephyrus. Mercury’s heels are winged allowing the god to fly through the air and deliver messages to the Olympian gods. 
 
The attention to detail here is remarkable and this large bronze is sure to receive the maximum amount of attention wherever it is placed.

Condition:

In excellent condition having been replated with clear hallmarks and no dings or dents. Please see photos for confirmation.

 

 



Dimensions in cm:

Height 27 x Width 11 x Depth 14

Dimensions in inches:

Height 11 inches x Width 4 inches x Depth 5 inches

Our reference: A1388

Hermes  - was the great Olympian God of animal husbandry, roads, travel, hospitality, heralds, diplomacy, trade, thievery, language, writing, persuasion, cunning wiles, athletic contests, gymnasiums, astronomy, and astrology.

He was also the personal agent and herald of Zeus, the king of the gods. Hermes was depicted as either a handsome and athletic, beardless youth, or as an older bearded man. His attributes included the herald's wand or kerykeion (Latin caduceus), winged boots, and sometimes a winged travellers cap and chlamys cloak. He was known as Mercury to the Romans.

 

Dimensions in cm:

Height 27 x Width 11 x Depth 14

Dimensions in inches:

Height 11 inches x Width 4 inches x Depth 5 inches

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