C1870 Grand Tour French Bronze Urn


Only 13 cm tall in total, this little bronze urn stands on a black Belgian slate plinth. The two handled urn has the profile of a young man in a roundel on one side and the profile of an older man in a roundel on the other. Made at the end of the Second Empire, Napoleon III period, the little piece belongs to the category "Grand Tour" evoking the sophistication of the Greaco-Roman world, although it would have been made in France.

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