White Carrara marble
Italia, circa 1870
Height : 368 cm ( 144 7/8 in) ; Diameter : 60 cm (23 5/8 in)
Provenance : Rome.
Set of four Corinthian columns, each standing on an octagonal base surmonted by a moulded socle with torus. The fluted and reeded shaft is topped with a sculpted band of diamond-shaped motifs. Each column is topped by a capital sculpted with a frieze on its base. The astragal supports the Corinthian capital, which basket is decorated with acanthus leaves from which emerge four scrolls. Four coats of arms with a Marquis crown are placed between the scrolls.