19c Italian Grand Tour Bronze Boy On A Lion Etruscan Style W/ Marble Pedestal Nr For Sale
19C ITALIAN GRAND TOUR BRONZE BOY ON A LION ETRUSCAN STYLE W/ MARBLE PEDESTAL NR
This listing is for a 19th century Italian Grand Tour bronze of a boy riding a female lion and holding a light for a candle. The bronze is mounted on a shaped marble base and held to that base by a stud and nut. It measures in total 12 1/2 inches or 32 cm high. The bronze measures 8 inches or 20 cm high.
The nude boy is riding the back of a female lion. The lion is both the boys protector and transportation. The boy holds a candle cup aloft in his right hand. The bronze is in it's original golden brown patina or color. This figure is in the Etruscan style of the 4th century BC and was made sometime in the late 19th century.
The bronze sits on a very handsome variegated dark olive green stepped marble eight sided base.
It is all original and in very nice condition. The golden color of the bronze mixed with the olive marble base makes a very nice appearance. On one edge of the marble base, under the left rear foot of the lion, is a very tiny flake in the marble.
This is very minor, please see photographs. It's a handsome 19th century bronze.
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