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    Sale 2172

    Important European Furniture, Works of Art, Ceramics, Tapestries and Oriental Carpets

    9 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 135

    A BRONZE INKWELL IN THE FORM OF ATLAS SUPPORTING THE CELESTIAL GLOBE

    ITALIAN, WORKSHOP OF SEVERO DA RAVENNA, MID 16TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A BRONZE INKWELL IN THE FORM OF ATLAS SUPPORTING THE CELESTIAL GLOBE
    ITALIAN, WORKSHOP OF SEVERO DA RAVENNA, MID 16TH CENTURY
    On a circular rinceaux-cast base with bun feet, inscribed in red paint '1955.360'
    9½ in. (24 cm.) high


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    The bronze figure of Atlas offered here derives from the same model used to cast the figure of Atlas Supporting the Globe of Heaven in the Frick Collection, New York (see http://collections.frick.org/Obj334$3112).

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF THE WADSWORTH ATHENAEUM MUSEUM OF ART, SOLD TO BENEFIT THE EUROPEAN PAINTINGS AND SCULPTURE PURCHASE FUND (LOTS 111-142)