This very heavy cast-iron Medici urn dates from the 19th century. It is decorated with chimera - a mythological fire-breathing hybrid creature - in this case a lion and horned goat. The horns have been formed into handles. The beautiful timeworn patina is a matte gray-blue.
Condition and wear consistent with age and use.
Approx. overall 22½" high x 21¾" wide x 15" diameter
Approx. overall 57cm high x 55cm wide x 38cm diameter