Lot 2 (Home, Garden & Natural History Live Auction, lot 1-224, 18th May 2021)

£800 - £1,200

Buyer's premium: 25% (ex. VAT)

Lot details

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.