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Hinton Ampner Urn

By pamelajean
This is detail from an ormolu-mounted Egyptian porphyry covered urn, reflected in a background mirror, from Hinton Ampner house.

The stone Imperial Red Porphyry was first discovered in Egypt in the year 18 CE by the Roman legionnaire, Caius Cominius Leugas. It is rare, valuable and has historic significance.

Hinton Ampner house in Hampshire was completely destroyed by fire in 1960, along with Ralph Duttonīs collections of fine English furniture and Italian paintings. Rather than abandon the ruin, he set about building a new house, an elegant country manor modelled and immaculately decorated in the Georgian style.
His collection of hard stone, marble, and rare and highly prized minerals is a joy to behold and admire.


Tags: Close-up and macro Urn Egyptian Hampshire Hinton ampner Ormolu porphyry

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17 Aug 2016 3:37PM
Nicely detailed with good colour and an informative intro. SmileSmile
Kurt42 17 2.9k 1 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2016 3:40PM
Nice shot. Hoping to visit there this weekend if the weather is ok for their Jazz day.

17 Aug 2016 3:49PM
Excellent Pamela, great detail,
franken Plus
18 5.1k 4 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2016 4:06PM
Impressive image, Pamela.

netta1234 8 382 2 Wales
17 Aug 2016 4:24PM
This is a brilliant imageSmile
CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
17 Aug 2016 4:26PM
A magnificent urn, Pamela, excellent capture.
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
17 Aug 2016 4:30PM
Magnificent! Excellent detail captured here, Pamela Smile
Trev Smile
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
17 Aug 2016 4:39PM
This a beautiful and very fancy urn-- Love the mirror idea!
NDODS 10 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2016 4:46PM
An excellent image which in turn has been very well observed, composed, exposed and photographed with wonderful colour and clarity.

Thanks for sharing.

Regards as always Nathan
17 Aug 2016 5:07PM
A lovely detailed and clear image great shot
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.3k 2262 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2016 5:29PM
I hope there are wealthy collectors around nowadays, willing to spend a fortune on rare stone and craftsmanship rather than indoor heated pools and gyms. I'm not sure though. This has the leisurely feel of a much earlier age.
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2016 8:46PM
A fine capture of a very posh urn!
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2016 9:09PM
great detail Pamela
and as Ju say's rather posh!!
LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2016 6:44AM
I love the way that you have captured both the ornamentation of the urn and it's reflection in the mirror. Well though out POV.
18 Aug 2016 10:24AM
A treasure to behold and enjoy.

Mike_Smith Plus
13 668 1 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2016 8:43PM
As lynnejoyce says above, getting the reflection in the mirror is great. Fantastic capture
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2016 11:29PM
Good eye! Excellent find!
A very effective image...
Isabel GrinGrin
21 Aug 2016 5:58PM
Wonderful craftsmanship Pam..Lin
Rende 13 38 4 Netherlands
21 Aug 2016 6:09PM
Lovely composition with the mirrored books and head.

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