A Romanesque style carved stone planter

A Romanesque style carved stone planter
A Romanesque style carved stone planter A Romanesque style carved stone planter A Romanesque style carved stone planter A Romanesque style carved stone planter A Romanesque style carved stone planter A Romanesque style carved stone planter A Romanesque style carved stone planter A Romanesque style carved stone planter A Romanesque style carved stone planter A Romanesque style carved stone planter A Romanesque style carved stone planter A Romanesque style carved stone planter
Offered by: Architectural Heritage
Dealer reference: 14186/GSO

Description

Most likely carved in Northern Italy for the collector market, this planter, which may have originally been sold as a mortar, is carved from a hard, dark gritstone. Having profuse decoration throughout, the main body of planter has a vine and grape motif interspersed with mythical beasts. The base decorative band is of a cross hatch design with the top band embellished with an intertwined rope motif, sided by two lion masks. Please note there is a large circular drainage hole to one side.

Height: 62.00cm (24.41 inches)
Width: 64.00cm (25.20 inches)
Depth: 52.00cm (20.47 inches)

Date

Circa 1850

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