Urn

Sep 19, 2020. 02:23 UTC
Urn
Stacey
United States of America

Category
Sculptures

Acquired from
Other

For sale
Yes
Description

18 inches in height, 14 inches in width. Possibly bronze or some type of metal. Very heavy in weight.

Provenance

Unknown history.

Answered within about 14 hours
Sep 19, 15:58 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$1,000 - $1,500 USD

Insurance Value

$2,500 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Stacey,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry. So that I may best assist you, can you please advise if this has any marks on the bottom, and if so, could you take a photo and attach it here?

Thanks in advance,
Delia

Stacey muhammad Sep 19, 18:36 UTC

Thank you Delia, I will check and send an updated pic.

Stacey muhammad Sep 19, 23:04 UTC

There are no visible markings possibly due to erosion.

Delia Sep 20, 20:31 UTC

Thanks so much, Stacey,
This is a substantial urn and I can confirm that it is made of bronze.
It's a little hard to establish definitively when this was made but based on the quality of the casting it most likely was made in the 19th century, in France or Italy based on the iconography of the motifs.
If this were to go to auction, it would most likely be catalogued as:

A Continental lost-wax cast bronze covered footed jardiniere
French or Italian, 19th Century
The domed cover with a seated cherub (possibly once with a staff, now lacking), the handles with lion's-head mounts, on a shaped foot.
18 inches high overall; diameter 14 inches
$1,000-1,500*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

Stacey muhammad Sep 20, 23:20 UTC

Great! Thank you very much.

Stacey muhammad Sep 22, 06:23 UTC

Delia, the diameter is actually 28 inches and not 14. Does that change your appraisal value at all?

Delia Sep 22, 10:24 UTC

Are you certain? From the photos it does not look like the diameter (measurement across, not around, which would be the circumference) is bigger than the height.
Thanks to confirm....

Stacey muhammad Sep 22, 10:42 UTC

You are correct , it is 14 inches width, and a circumference of 28 in. Thank you for correcting me, and again thank you for the evaluation.
Well wishes,
Stacey

Delia Sep 22, 10:44 UTC

You're very welcome - have a great week.

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