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1940s Polished Bronze Plated Antonio Canova Lion Bookends

$460per set

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Pair of 1940s polished bronze plated metal lion bookends. Signed: “Antonio Canova. 1757-1822.” These lions were originally sculpted by Antonio Canova (Italian, 1757-1822) in larger scale for the tomb of Pope Clement XIII in St. Peter’s Basilica. The Sleeping lion pictured is symbolic of the Pope’s moderation; the vigilant lion represents his energetic work. Incredible pieces that complement neoclassical decor and Hollywood Regency styles. Beautifully crafted and minimal, yet full of opulence in detail. Measures: 7.5” W x 4.5” H x 2.5” D.

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 4.5 in. (11.43 cm)Width: 7.5 in. (19.05 cm)Depth: 2.5 in. (6.35 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Hollywood Regency (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    PolishedBronze
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1940
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Any questions, please inquire.
  • Seller Location
    San Diego, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 1940s Polished Bronze Antonio Canova Lion Bookends1stDibs: LU936621217122

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  • Shipping
    $110 Standard Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 3-5 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: San Diego, CA
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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