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Antique ‘Grand Tour’ Bronze Mars & Minerva

A Pair of Continental, probably French, patinated bronze & parcel gilt figures of Mars & Minerva from the 19th century. Minerva seated with spear in right hand, shield in left, a rams fleece at her feet and an owl resting upon her head. The seated figure of Mars looking to sinister, wearing a plumed helmet, resting his right hand on a sword with an oval shield his feet. Both with stepped Belgian black marble pedestals with fluted columns to each corner. Lovely original condition. Small flake to front of Mars base.

Height 12 1/2” (31.5cm)

Width 4 3/4” (12cm)

Depth 4” (10cm)


Circa 1870