• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 7784

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe

    10 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 766

    A BRONZE FIGURE OF A WILDMAN

    CIRCLE OF SEVERO CALZETTA DA RAVENNA (FL. CIRCA 1496 - CIRCA 1543), 16TH CENTURY

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    A BRONZE FIGURE OF A WILDMAN
    CIRCLE OF SEVERO CALZETTA DA RAVENNA (FL. CIRCA 1496 - CIRCA 1543), 16TH CENTURY
    On an associated octagonal ebonised wood pedestal; medium brown patina with coppery highpoints; minor worming to the base
    8 in. (20.2 cm.) high; 10 7/8 in. (27.6 cm.) high, overall


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    For a number of satyrs with similar facial types attributed to Severo da Ravenna, see Frankfurt am Main, Liebieghaus - Museum alter plastik, Natur und Antike, 5 Dec. 1985 - 2 Mar. 1986, nos. 151-154. See also the satyr sold from the Cyril Humphris Collection, Sotheby's, New York, 10 Jan. 1995, lot 19, also attributed to Severo.

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