A Rare Column
Oak wood, patinated iron, gilt bronze
Height 104cm (41 in.) ; Diam. 45cm (17,7 in.)
A rare oak column adorned with patinated iron and gilt bronze ornaments. It relies on four bronze feet and is topped with a foliate bronze capital with caduceus. A bronze band is circling the barrel and wear the following dedication, in Spanish : « To Mr Dionisio Conde. On the occasion of his wedding. The staff of The Century. November 1896. » This person was a famous judge from San Juan, Puerto Rico, in the late 19th century, when this caribbean island change from a Spanish settlement to an American power.