Pair of Ormolu Warwick Vases
Pair of Ormolu Warwick Vases Pair of Ormolu Warwick Vases Pair of Ormolu Warwick Vases
Pair of Ormolu Warwick Vases

Pair of Ormolu Warwick Vases

  • These exquisite ormolu vessels take the form of the famed ancient Warwick Vase
  • The design of each is true to the Roman original to the last detail
  • Each is expertly engraved and chased with fantastic applied ornaments
  • These Warwick vases are exquisite examples of decorative bronze
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Item No. 30-5782
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Majestic specimens of bronze sculptural artistry, this pair of exceptional Warwick vases are crafted of exquisite bronze ormolu. The vases are modeled after the original Warwick vase excavated from Roman ruins during the 18th century. Outstanding chased, engraved and applied ornaments are precisely interpreted from the original. From the twisted, reeded handles and grape vines that encircle the rim, to the gadrooned borders and the lion pelt (which suggests an allusion to the Greco-Roman hero Hercules), every element of these vases pays homage to the ancient artifact.

A mammoth 10-foot Roman urn owned by Emperor Hadrian, the original Warwick Vase is a masterpiece of antiquity that was discovered at the bottom of Lake Tivoli near the sight of Hadrian's Villa in the 18th century. It was once owned by Sir William Hamilton, special counsel to Naples, who in turn gave the vase to his nephew, the Earl of Warwick where he displayed it in a specially made conservatory of Warwick Castle in Warwickshire, England. The vase was later sold in the 1970's to the Burrell Collection in Glasgow where it is now on display.

Circa 1870

13" wide x 9" deep x 9 3/4" high
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Period: 19th Century
Origin:England
Type:Decorative Bronze
Material:Bronze
Depth:9.0 Inches
Width:13.0 Inches
Height:9.75 Inches
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