Gavin Douglas Fine Antiques Ltd.

Fine Antique Clocks & Decorative Gilt Bronze

 

A fine Grand Tour bronze of Narcissus, this model with hollow eyes.

 

A fine Grand Tour bronze of Narcissus. An excellent cast with high quality finishing and a lovely slightly rubbed patina showing the bleed. One of only a few casts of this model where the eyes have been opened up giving that mysterious look that only these rarest of classical bronzes have. Set upon a circular base with decorated mouldings. The original of the Narcissus was discovered in 1862 in a nondescript house in Pompeii, being the last antique statue found in Italy to enjoy considerable fame and the last to be unearthed in Pompeii. In a book sponsored by Chiurazzi & Fils, the secretary of the Naples Museum, Luigi Conforti, described the figure as the most beautiful bronze ever to have been discovered at Pompeii. Circa 1880. 10.75 inches high by 4.25 inch diameter at the base ( 26.875 cm by 10.625 cm)

Stock Number: 5428
Price: SOLD
Availability: SOLD

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