A French Patinated Bronze Greek Motif Vase
Height: 12" (30cm)
Width: 23" (58cm)
Signed: EUG. GORNU.
The original of this vase was made from marble and was discovered in 1771. It was first purchased by Sir William Hamilton and then sold to the Earl of Warwick, who for a long time forbade casts to be made of it. Eventually, bronze and cast iron replica's were made. It is perhaps the most famous antique vase after the Medici and Borghese urns