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    Sale 7568

    Seven Centuries: Italian Works of Art From Palazzo Odescalchi, Rome

    8 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 399

    A PAIR OF RECTANGULAR PIETRA DURA PANELS OF VASES CONTAINING FLOWERS

    CORBARELLI WORKSHOP, EARLY 17TH CENTURY

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    A PAIR OF RECTANGULAR PIETRA DURA PANELS OF VASES CONTAINING FLOWERS
    CORBARELLI WORKSHOP, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
    Each depicting various flowers in a double handled urn, and in a moulded marble frame
    23½ in. (59.7 cm.) high, each (2)


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    The present pair of pietra dura panels are virtually identical to at least one other panel from the altar of Santa Giustina, Padua, created by the Corbarelli workshops and executed in the 17th century (Giusti, loc. cit., 2006). Similar types of vases can also be seen on cabinets dating to circa 1610-20 such as the one with a view of Villa La Petraia, executed by the Grand Ducal workshops and housed in the Palazzo Vecchio, Florence (Giusti, 1992, loc. cit.).

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    Literature

    COMPARATIVE LITERATURE:
    A. Giusti, Pietre Dure - Hardstone Furniture and Decorations, London, 1992, pl. 37.
    A. Giusti, Pietre Dure and the Art of Florentine Inlay, London, 2006, fig. 88.