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Bronze "Alhambra" Vase | France, 19th century

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French, cast circa late 19th century
Item # 106CGP17L 

This large sculptural double-handled amphora was modeled closely after the group of Islamic ceramic vessels found in the Alhambra in Granada, Spain. The influence for this particular vase is found in the 4' high "Antelope Vase" circa 1400. The amphora-shaped body is incised with a circular band of Arabic inscription, a pair of antelope just above this; the rest of the body and distinctive handles are symmetrical arrangements of arabesques while the neck is divided into panels with moldings and strapwork. Notably the vase is given a footing, something absent from the original vases but most helpful for stability. While the originals were earthenware, the present example is sand-cast entirely in bronze. A powerful presentation.

Measurements: 21 1/4" H x 6" D x 9" W

Condition Report:
Surface cleaned of all tarnish/oxidization at some point and re-sealed. Overall very fine condition, other than very minor dings/abrasions the vase presents without flaw.