AN EXTREMELY FINE MARBLE AND BRONZE TERM

June 16 2009, 9:51am

Italian. Nineteenth Century. Identical terms to the present example exist in the magnificent Borghese Villa in Rome, occupying prominent positions in both the main hall and the fourth room of the gallery. Although executed in different marble to the current piece the extremely fine bronze elements appear to be from the same cast as those on the present term. The Castle of Rosenholm in Jutland was built for Vice Chancellor Joergen Rosenkrantz and was completed in 1570. It remains in the private ownership of the Rosenkrantz family and is acknowledged as one of the most beautiful and best preserved renaissance castles in Europe.