Column in Portoro and White Cipollino Interior Design Made in Italy Restored Antique H 125cm
Perfect classic style sculpture, ideal for adding a touch of Italian history and refinement to your environments. Ideal for furnishing interiors with style, prestige and uniqueness.
Our Column in Portoro and Bianco Cipollino marble can be defined as a majestic work of art expertly restored to bring its original beauty to light, while the contrast between the two precious marbles creates a breathtaking visual effect.
In Roman culture columns have a votive function and are built to commemorate a victory or triumph. The column, like many vertical elements, puts in communication the earth and the sky, becoming a symbol of gratitude of men to the gods.
Portoro marble, or Portovenere marble, is a prized variety of Italian marble from the beautiful Gulf of Poets, in the Ligurian province of La Spezia, and is one of the most beautiful of polychrome marbles. It is a very precious Italian stone of an intense and brilliant black color with golden veins ranging from intense yellow to honey color. The peculiarity of its appearance makes it a unique marble, irreplaceable as an ornamental material.
There is no stone like it, so distinctive and so luxuriously sophisticated. Portoro is a true work of art of nature, in front of which it is easy to be enchanted.
The appearance of its texture is a deep and intense black, almost velvety, particularly noticeable in the polished plates, on which it seems that gold has been poured from a glass. Veins, streaks, spots and shadows are actually the result of the presence of pyrite and ocher-limonite substances.
Cipollino marble has a coloration that ranges slightly to light green characterized by alternating green and white veins that are more or less pronounced, depending on the block.
Locally, Cipollino marble has medium to large white nodules, sometimes exceeding one centimeter in diameter, a peculiarity that makes this material unique.
Cipollino marble, also called Cipollino Apuano indicating the area where it was quarried, is a compact material with local presence of surface pores, a characteristic that makes it more suitable for realizations intended for indoor than for outdoor use such as flooring, bathroom and kitchen accessories, decorative objects, and for everyday use.