Carved of patinated bronze, this 19th century fruit bowl boasts a mythological scene with three winged Cupids wearing vine leaves, holding a cup and grapes. They are leaning against the central foot, which is richly decorated with vine leaves and clusters of grapes. It supports the bowl embellished with a Medusa head in the center, surrounded by a border adorned with grapevines. The decor refers to the festivals of Bacchus, god of wine in Greco-Roman mythology, that celebrated the beginning of the grape harvest, and where satyrs and Bacchantes drank wine or engaged in uninhibited dancing.
Our bronze fruit bowl is standing atop a black marble base.
Dim: W: 11,6 in - D: 11,6in - H: 14,6in.
Dim: L:29,5cm, P:29,5cm, H:37cm.
In overall good condition, with minimal chips to the marble and wear. Small black spots on the cup.