Dating from the nineteenth century, a unique German Neoclassical cast iron pedestal table with round top. The top depicts a richly molded scene of characters at war with aquatic elements framing the main mythological scene - the moment when Heracles freed Prometheus.
Prometheus stole fire for humanity from Zeus, angering him. In retaliation, Zeus sent the first woman, Pandora, to live among humans. Crafted by Hephaestus and adorned by Athena, Pandora brought trouble to mortals. Zeus punished Prometheus by chaining him and having an eagle eat his liver daily. Eventually, with Zeus' approval, Heracles freed Prometheus by slaying the eagle.
Note the subtle gilding on the base and three legs resting on stylized animal feet which feature pointed acanthus leaves and other decorative elements ensconcing the lower disc.
Approx. overall 29½" high x 15¾" wide x 15¾" deep
Approx. overall 75cm high x 40cm wide x 40cm deep