The rarity of these wonderful grand sized pair cannot be overstated, they are without question one of the finest surviving examples you will see. This superb pair came from an Important Titled Estate. They are in excellent condition for their age, with the ormolu mounts retaining their gorgeous original colour. The marble is of the finest quality, with a beautiful figuration.
Verde Antico, or Verd Antique, or Verde Antique, as you know, is a serpentinite breccia, popular since ancient times for its decorative uses & is regarded as one of the finest & most valuable of stone. It was known to the ancient Romans and was quarried especially at Casambala, near Larissa & Thessaly, in Greece. Verde antico was much used by the monumental builders of the Byzantine Empire and by the Ottomans after them. The term “Verd Antique” has been documented in English texts as early as 1745.
These masterpieces are a true work of art & Museum quality.
Height: 23 inches
Width With Handles: 15.75 inches
Diameter Of Bulbous Part Of Vase: 10 inches.