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Finely Cast Pair of 19th Century Grand Tour Miniature Bronzes of The Pugilists

US$1,800Asking Price

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These diminutive classical bronze figures of the mythological boxers Creugas of Durres & Damoxenos of Syracuse, are after the original marble sculptures executed by Antonio Canova (1757-1822), and subsequently purchased by Pope Pius VII in 1802. Both are extremely well cast and demonstrate excellent scale, well defined musculature & chiselled features, affixed to circular plinth bases and exhibiting a very fine warm brown patina overall with areas of rubbing consistent with their age. Dimensions, 5” high x 2” diameter (across the base).

Details

  • Similar to
    Antonio Canova (Sculptor)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 5 in. (12.7 cm)Diameter: 2 in. (5.08 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Grand Tour (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Bronze,Cast,Patinated
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1840
  • Condition
    Both in very good overall condition, exhibiting excellent patina with areas of minor rubbing consistent with their age. One base very slightly bent.
  • Seller Location
    Ottawa, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU2728323233592

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity.
    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Ottawa, Canada
  • Return Policy

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

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