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    Sale 1940

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art and Ceramics

    25 October 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 398

    AN ITALIAN CAST-IRON FIGURAL FOUNTAIN

    CAST BY FONDERIA G. VIGNALI, FROM A MODEL BY CLEM ORIGO, DATED 1920

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    AN ITALIAN CAST-IRON FIGURAL FOUNTAIN
    CAST BY FONDERIA G. VIGNALI, FROM A MODEL BY CLEM ORIGO, DATED 1920
    Modelled as a Neried and triton, on a naturalistic base cast with sea creatures, signed CLEM ORIGO/1920 and FOND. G. VIGNALI FIRENZE
    76 in. (193 cm.) high; The base: 50 in. (127 cm.) wide


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    This figural fountain is inspired by Gian Lorenzo Bernini's marble group 'The Rape of Persephone' completed in 1622 and now house in the Villa Borghese, Rome.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE TEXAS COLLECTION