Elegant 19c Italian Grand Tour Era Sienna Marble Pedestal Sphere Desk Weight For Sale
ELEGANT 19C ITALIAN GRAND TOUR ERA SIENNA MARBLE PEDESTAL SPHERE DESK WEIGHT
This listing is for a Grand Tour of Europe sienna marble desk weight. The weight consists of two carved pieces of this very desirable marble. The weight measures 5 inches or 12.5 cm high and is just under 4 inches at 10 cm square.
This sienna marble weight dates to the mid to late 19th century. It's simplicity is elegant.
The Grand Tour was the traditional tour of Europe undertaken by men and women of means from the late 17th century through the age of steamship travel. The primary value of the Grand Tour, it was believed, lay in the exposure both to the cultural legacy of classical antiquity and the Renaissance, and to the aristocratic and fashionable society of the European continent. In addition, it provided the only opportunity to view specific works of art, and possibly the only chance to hear certain music. A grand tour could last from several months to several years. It was commonly undertaken in the company of a knowledgeable guide or tutor.
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