Rare Pair of Carved Limestone Tazza Urns on Pedestals from Cornbury Park
This rare and exceptional pair of carved limestone tazza-form urns on tall fluted pedestals have a storied provenance that dates to the late 18th C and Cornbury Park in Charlbury, Oxfordshire, owned at that time by the Duke of Marlborough. Unique and absolutely top-drawer, this is the best pair of limestone urns we have ever owned. Superbly carved and in very good condition overall, their creamy color is made even better by the impeccable weathered grayish patina. An old weathered 5" loss to one rim and a 2" chip to the other rim are the only flaws. Early 20th C square limestone pieces (17.5" square) were added to the bases for improved stability.
England, CA 1790.
H: 40 in (101.6 cm) D: 24 in (60.96 cm)
Price: $25,800, the pair
Ref: CUR 1052