Lot 2 (Home, Garden & Natural History Live Auction, lot 1-224, 18th May 2021)
Architectural: A rare carved white marble basin
Italian, 16th/17th century
36cm high by 90cm long by 68cm deep
Although heavily weathered, the carving on this piece with each corner sculpted with a different putto or grotesque head would certainly indicate an early date. These would probably have been designed for the courtyard or loggia of a Renaissance Italian Palazzo.