Lot 644

A PAIR OF FRENCH BLACK MARBLE OBELISKS AND A CLASSICAL MAIDEN (3)

19th Century

Estimate: £200 - £400
Hammer price: £1,700
Bidding ended. Lot has been sold.

Incised with hieroglyphs, on Siena marble bases, 40cm high; Together with a black painted torchere figure, modelled as a Classical Maiden, late 19th Century, holding a base probably with a light fitment, mounted on a white marble plinth, 41cm high


The obelisks: one incised ‘LATE RANENSIS’, the other ‘FLAMINIUS’ 


Condition Report:

Flaminius obelisk - Small chips to the edges and tip, repair to black marble base and where the obelisk meets the base (see images).

Late Ranesis obelisk: Small chips through and loss of tip to obelisk. Evidence of glue where main obelisk meets base (see images).

Maiden: Repainted and loss of paint throughout. Chips to the edges of the base. Prominent screen fixing where torchere is no longer present. 

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