736. Grand Tour Classical Bronze Bacchus by Clodion Sienna Marble early 19Ct


An Exceptionally Fine Quality Patinated Bronze Bust cast in high crisp relief of Bacchus by Claude Michel Clodion.   Raised on a square stepped well veined period Sienna Marble  base, supported by four ormolu toupie feet.

First quarter of the Nineteenth Century.

Bacchus “God of agriculture & wine” His hair adorned with ivy leaves and berries. His lover was Ariadne the daughter of King Minos of Crete.

Condition: Good untouched condition with no losses and very good surface patination to bronze. Foundry mark at back “CLODION”  Two of the four feet are replacements.

Height: (entire as shown) 13.5” (34.25cm). Width: (at marble base) 4.75” (12cm). Depth: (at marble base) 4” (10.25cm).