Important pair of monumental columns in Povonazzetto... - Lot 206 - Coutau-Bégarie

Lot 206
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Important pair of monumental columns in Povonazzetto... - Lot 206 - Coutau-Bégarie
Important pair of monumental columns in Povonazzetto marble (or antique Phrygian marble) surmounted by a Corinthian capital in chased and gilded bronze. This pair of columns is based on the famous columns in porphyry and antique alabaster with flowers, mounted by Pierre Gouthière, from the former collections of the Duc d'Aumont, acquired by Louis XVI in 1782 and now housed in the Musée du Louvre. Louvre. (Mr1190, Mr 1077, Mr 1321) This type of column can be found in the great collections of the late 18th century, when it was customary to mount them in gilded bronze. H.: 233 cm. Vignon, Charlotte; Baulez, Christian, Pierre Gouthière, ciseleur-doreur du roi [exhibition, New York, Frick Collection, November 16, 2016 - February 19, 2017 and Paris, musée des Arts décoratifs, March 15 - February 19, 2017], The Frick Collection - mare & martin, 2016, p. 41-43, 306-307, cat. 43 Pavonazzetto marble or figio marble, also called Phrygian. White or ivory in color, with variable red, purplish, green or azure spots and veins, it is reminiscent of peacock marble. It came from the Docimium (Dokymeinon) quarries, near present-day Afyon in central Turkey. It was used throughout the imperial era and was present in Rome until the end of the Roman Republic, for wall and floor coverings, architecture, columns, sarcophagi and sculptures.
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