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Ormolu Cup "Aurora and Cupid"

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Ormolu cup with mythological decoration featuring Aurora and Cupid on a red marble base. Late 19th century period.

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Gilt bronze or ormolu cup featuring Cupid and Aurora holding a torch. In Roman mythology, Aurora is the goddess of dawn and sister of the Sun. Every morning, she flies across the sky, announcing the arrival of the Sun. The cup symbolizes the chariot of the Sun. Cupid's presence evokes Aurora's love for Cephalus, who shares her feelings thanks to Cupid's intervention. The cup is highlighted with flutes, flowering branches and scrolls. It rests on a foot decorated with interlacing above a red marble base.

Circa :1880
Dim: W: 7,1 in - D: 15in - H: 18,5in.
Dim: L:18cm, P:38cm, H:47cm.

Condition Report

In overall very good condition. Two small cracks on the marble base that were restored.


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