A pair of large Castelli campana shaped vases and covers, second quarter 18th Century.

One vase painted with a continuous scene from the Stations of the Cross, depicting Simon the Cyrenian taking the weight of the cross from the shoulders of the fallen figure of Christ, Veronica proffers her veil to Christ who is goaded by Roman soldiers, whist two figures observe the event from the middle distance, the other vase with Christ’s agony in the garden; the scenes occupy the central zone between convex sections decorated with putti, scroll cartouches and lion masks, all on a millefiore ground, the splayed feet and domed covers similarly decorated, 52.7cm.

 

REFERENCE: CER0709

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