The Second Order of Greek Architecture.
This bookend is characterised by a capital composed of opposing scrolls known as volutes. This detail is taken from the Temple of Athena Nike BC425.
Soane used both orders extensively in his practice but favoured the Corinthian saying: "Art cannot go beyond the Corinthian order, correct proportions and of the greatest variety its members are enriched with ornaments of the most exquisite fancy and chaste selection" (Extract from Soane Lecture II first delivered at the Royal Academy on 15 January 1810).
Dimensions: 11 x 9 x 3 inches.
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