• Important Early European Furni auction at Christies

    Sale 7764

    Important Early European Furniture, Sculpture & Tapestries

    5 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 275

    A RECTANGULAR GILT-BRONZE RELIEF OF THE HOLY FAMILY AND ACCOMPANYING SAINTS

    WORKSHOP OF GIOVANNI ANTONIO MORO (FL. 1610-1624), FIRST QUARTER 17TH CENTURY

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    A RECTANGULAR GILT-BRONZE RELIEF OF THE HOLY FAMILY AND ACCOMPANYING SAINTS
    WORKSHOP OF GIOVANNI ANTONIO MORO (FL. 1610-1624), FIRST QUARTER 17TH CENTURY
    The Virgin and Child flanked by Joseph on the left and the infant St. John the Baptist, St. Francis and St. Benedict to the right; in a contemporary gilt-bronze frame; minor casting flaws and wear to gilding
    6¾ x 5¼ in. (17.1 x 13.3 cm.); 8½ in. (21.5 cm.) high, the frame


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    Although the authorship for the model upon which the present relief is based has often been given to the Florentine sculptor Francesco Fanelli, two virtually identical plaques bearing the monogram 'GAM' were sold in Christie's London, 9 December 1980, lot 170 and 13 April 1980, lot 101. These monograms connect the plaques to the Milanese medallist and coin engraver Giacomo Antonio Moro who was the Master of the Papal Mint from 1610 until 1624, under both Popes Paul V and Gregory XV.

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