Desk ornament

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

GUSN

GUSN-285688

Description

Small bronze desk ornament of the Temple of Vesta mounted on a circular stepped base made of a orange and rust red marble. Temple is circular, with circular roof with large center oculus, with classical columns with Corinthian capitals, one intentionally missing its upper half, surrounding a circular walled center. . Bronze has dark brown patina. Compare Skinner Auction 2715B: Souvenirs of the Grand Tour, lot 245.

Details

Descriptive Terms

knickknacks
bronze (metal)
marble (rock)
Desk

Inscription

"Th. Sedgewick 3rd" (Black ink on tape)

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Italy

Object Type

Household Accessory

Dimensions

4 (H), 4 1/4 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Susan Norton

Accession Number

1990.258

Places

Probably