Egypt and Art > Store
On eBay Now...

CIRCA 1860 BRONZE GRAND TOUR MODEL OF TRAJAN'S COLUMN ON MARBLE BASE 40CM TALL For Sale

CIRCA 1860 BRONZE GRAND TOUR MODEL OF TRAJAN'S COLUMN ON MARBLE BASE 40CM TALL


This item has been shown 2489 times.

Buy Now

CIRCA 1860 BRONZE GRAND TOUR MODEL OF TRAJAN'S COLUMN ON MARBLE BASE 40CM TALL:
$4,000

Royal House Antiques

Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this stunning large antique circa 1860 Grand Tour bronze statue of Trajan's column on a marble base.

These statues are very collectable, they were basically souvenirs for posh kids that left school and took a year out to travel the grand sights of Europe, they would purchase Grand Tour pieces as conversation trophy’s to sit in their library or study, it would prove they were well educated, cultured and travelled.

Trajan's Column(Italian:Colonna is aRoman triumphal columninRome,Italy, that commemoratesRoman emperorTrajan's victory in theDacian Wars. It was probably constructed under the supervision of the architectApollodorus of Damascusat the order of theRoman Senate. It is located inTrajan's Forum, built near theQuirinal Hill, north of theRoman Forum.

Completed inAD113, the freestanding column is most famous for its spiralbas relief, which artistically represents thewars between the Romans and Dacians(101–102 and 105–106). Its design has inspired numerousvictory columns, both ancient and modern.

The structure is about 30 metres (98 feet) in height, 35 metres (115 feet) including its largepedestal. The shaft is made from a series of 20 colossalCarrara marbledrums, each weighing about 32 tons, with a diameter of 3.7 metres (12.1 feet). The 190-metre (620-foot)friezewinds around the shaft 23 times. Inside the shaft, a spiral staircase of 185 steps provides access to a viewing platform at the top.

The capital block of Trajan's Column weighs 53.3 tons, which had to be lifted to a height of c. 34 metres (112 feet). Ancient coins indicate preliminary plans to top the column with a statue of a bird, probably an eagle,but after construction, a statue of Trajan was put in place; this statue disappeared in theMiddle Ages.

On December 4, 1587, the top was crowned byPope Sixtus Vwith a bronze figure ofSt. Peter, which remains to this day. The column was originally flanked by two libraries, which may have contained Trajan's scroll-written despatches from hisRoman-Dacian Wars.Filippo Coarellisuggests that such scrolls are the basis both of the column's design and its spiraling, sculpted narrative. The column shows 2,662 figures, and 155 scenes; Trajan himself appears on the column 58 times.

This piece is a nice size for display, very well cast and in good solid order throughout.

Dimensions

Height:- 40cm

Width:- 11.5cm

Depth:- 11.5cm

Please note all measurements are taken at the widest point, if you would like any additional or specific measurements please ask.

Any questions please feel free to ask before you offer.

ABOUT US

Royal House Antiques is a privately owned family ran business founded in Wimbledon SW19 and now based in Pulborough RH20. We specialise in finding, restoring very fine luxury antique leather seating, along with every single other type of antique ranging from the 16th century to the 20th century. We also stock a number of designer brands such as Fritz Hansen, Ralph Lauren, Cavalli, Charles & Ray Eames, Vitra, David Linley, Rolex, Tiffany, Jager Le Coulter and so on

PAYMENTS

We accept payment via Bitcoin, Bitcoin cash, Ethereum, Bacs, Chaps, PayPal or Card, we would kindly ask that all items are paid for within 48 hours and collected within 7 working days, we can hold all paid items for 14 days free of charge, there after a £20 a week storage fee will apply. We have long term storage which is very economically priced, we are happy to hold stock for as long as needed providing it is arranged prior to the purchase

If sold items aren’t collected within three months and no arrangements have been made for long term storage you will forfeit the item and payment

CONDITION

Please view the very detailed pictures as theyform part of the descriptionpertaining to the condition. Please also ask any questionsbefore you offer and not after, all of our items are sold as seen and as listed

Royal House Antiques cannot be held liable for any independent assumptions made regarding the items we sell, if you are unsure on any point, please feel free to ask for clarity

Please note vintage period and original items such as leather seating will always have natural patina in the form of creasing and wear, we recommend annual waxing to ensure no moisture is lost, also hand dyed leather is not recommended to sit in direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time as it will dry out and fade

IMPORT DUTY

Most countries charge some kind of import duty however almost all of our items won’t incur any charges as the items are exempt from tax due to the age and materials used

For European deliveries the price you will be quoted will include all clearance documentation and any customs charges so there won’t be any additional fees

For international deliveries such as the United States there can be some import duty to pay and or a clearance fee, I would estimate that 99% of all deliveries clear customs without being stopped for either

All duties are the responsibility of the purchaser who is the importer, they can’t be covered by the seller or shipping agent or factored in with additional retrospective discounts

RETURNS

Royal House Antiques offers a no quibble return policy if the item is not as described, if there are any issues with the piece you will be refunded in full once the item has been returned and inspected within 14 days, alternatively if there is a small issue, we can discuss finding a mutual resolution that makes all parties happy

We don’t offer a sale on approval service which means you can purchase the item, have it delivered and if you simply don’t like it, return it, this comes under change of mind or doesn’t fit. There is a lot of time, money and work involved in transporting goods around the world, the costs incurred can be vast so my advice would be if you are unsure on a piece please ask as many questions as you like to make sure you understand everything before you buy, if you are still unsure then please either arrange a viewing in person or if that’s not possible then don’t buy from an online retailer, perhaps look for a local gallery instead



Buy Now

Antique Verona Buffalo Bookend/doorstop picture
Antique Verona Buffalo Bookend/doorstop


Chico’s Off White Stud Earrings picture
Chico’s Off White Stud Earrings


1990’s Nos Metalware Camel Butter Dish Only The Top Part. No Dish picture
1990’s Nos Metalware Camel Butter Dish Only The Top Part. No Dish


Chinese Antique Old Copper Hand-built Fly Horse Pegasus Home Decoration picture
Chinese Antique Old Copper Hand-built Fly Horse Pegasus Home Decoration


Old Copper Handmade Pendant Wagon Horse Home Decoration picture
Old Copper Handmade Pendant Wagon Horse Home Decoration


Rare Oddity 8 Pc Lot Metal Die Punches National Dairy Show Ohio State Bell Chime picture
Rare Oddity 8 Pc Lot Metal Die Punches National Dairy Show Ohio State Bell Chime


Chinese Perfect Old Copper Hand-made Dragon Decorative Incense Burner Decoration picture
Chinese Perfect Old Copper Hand-made Dragon Decorative Incense Burner Decoration


 Exquisite Chinese Old Silver Copper Hand-made Lucky Lion Home Decoration picture
Exquisite Chinese Old Silver Copper Hand-made Lucky Lion Home Decoration