Lot 530

An excellently preserved Roman bronze stool, 1st century

Works of Art, Antiquities | A89kua | Live auction | 578 Lots

Hammer price € 18,000

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Description

Hexapod base with an openwork strut with wave pattern, the legs with square, profiled finials. Circular seat with central depression and down-turned rim. Intact. Beautiful Patina. Height 28.6 cm. Weight 4 kg. A masterpiece of Roman craftmanship.
Bronze stools of a similar size have been discovered in Pompeii in the Houses of Ephebus and Fabius Rufus, see the catalogue Rediscovering Pompeii, Rome, 1992, nos. 56-57, and a further example in the British Museum (inv. no. 1856,1226.667).

Provenance: East German private collection. Previously in a private collection in the US, acquired in 1991 from Merrin Gallery, New York.

Condition: II Questions about the lot?

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The auction includes 578 lots and starts on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 1 - 578. The pre-sale view will take place from 19 - 22 May, 25, 29 and 31 May 2021. However, the number of participants for both auction and viewing is limited due to Covid-19 restrictions and requires an appointment. Prior to any visit please check our website - we'll up.