The Medici Vase
Giovanni Zoffoli (c.1745-1805) and Giacomo Zoffoli (c.1731-1785)
Bronze, The Medici Vase, after the antique, Giovanni Zoffoli (c.1745-1805) and Giacomo Zoffoli (c.1731-1785), 1793. The original Athenian vase is in the Uffizi Gallery, Florence.
Part of a bronze garniture de cheminee by Giovanni and Giacomo Zoffoli, consisting of a central equestrian figure of Marcus Aurelius, two seated figures of Aggrippina and Menander, two female figures, the Capitoline Flora and the Farenese Flora, these being flanked by copies of the Borghese and Medici vases.
Probably bought by Lord Boringdon in Rome 1793 and thence by descent until accepted by HM Treasury in part payment of death-duties from the executors of Edmund Robert Parker, 4th Earl of Morley (1877-1951) and transferred to the National Trust in 1957.
Saltram, The Morley Collection (accepted in lieu of tax by H. M. Treasury, and transferred to The National Trust in 1957)
Makers and roles
Giovanni Zoffoli (c.1745-1805) and Giacomo Zoffoli (c.1731-1785), makers Giacomo Zoffoli (c.1731 - 1785), maker Giovanni Zoffoli (c.1745-1805), maker