Lot 1023* - A192 Furniture, Porcelain & Silver - Thursday, 18. June 2020, 02.00 PM
PAIR OF "FURIETTI" CENTAURS,
During the excavation of the Hadrian Villa in Rome in 1736, Giuseppe Alessandro Furietti is said to have discovered ancient marble centaurs. He brought them to his palace to sell them in 1765, after years of negotiations, to Pope Clement XIII, who exhibited them in the Capitoline Museum.
This centaur motif enjoyed great popularity and has been produced in various sizes and materials since the mid-18th century.
CHF 9 000 / 14 000
€ 7 890 / 12 280