Francesco Antonio Franzoni (Roma 1734-1818
Garniture of three European alabaster vases. Each with a gilded bronze frame, on a white marble base.
These vases can be attributed to Francesco Antonio Franzoni (Roma 1734-1818). Originally from Carrara, this sculptor and restorer, created a workshop in Rome in 1760 specializing in the restoration of ancient Roman sculpture. He stood out for his high quality vases made from fragments of rare and ancient stones.
He was one of the main artists who worked on the creation of the animal room commissioned by Pope Pius VI for the Museo Pio-Clementino, or Vatican Museum. He was also asked by Pope Pius VI's sister, Giulia Braschi, for the Palazzo Braschi in Rome.
Provenance : Italy
Period: around 1790
The pair of vases: H : 34cm - W : 14cm
Vase with lid : H : 36 cm – L : 30 cm – P : 13 cm