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Warwick Vase Sml

Regular price £ 98.00 GBP
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A  marble Grand Tour, wide brimmed vase, with detailed intertwined handles to the sides, adorned with sculpted heads of Roman Gods, and detailed with vines and grape decoration around the rim.

The original Warwick Vase is an ancient Roman marble work (partially restored) vase, that was discovered at Hadrians villa, Trivoli, about 1771 by Gavin Hamilton, a Scottish painter-antiquarian and art dealer in Rome.

The vase was found in the silt of a marshy pond at the low point of the villa's extensive grounds, where Hamilton had obtained excavation rights and proceeded to drain the area. Hamilton sold the fragments to Sir William Hamilton, British envoy at the court of Naples, from whose well-known collection passed to his nephew George Greville, 2nd Earl of Warwick where it caused a sensation, after being installed in the grounds of Warwick castle.

Size

16 cm tall x 27 cm wide x 17 cm deep.

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