Palatial Neoclassical Bronze Vase with Bacchanal Theme
This tremendous, nineteenth century patinated bronze urn in the neoclassical style features prominent handles with female caryatid handles and body with Bacchanal procession and allegorical figures. Mouth has a removeable liner. 48 x 28 inches (121 x 71 cm). Apparently unsigned.
For a bronze urn of the same style and comparable size, see lot 231 of Sotheby's sale in New York on November 22, 2005, which was offered with an estimate of $15,000-20,000.