A PAIR OF PARCEL-GILT PAINTED CARVED WOOD VASE STANDS, EACH IN THE FORM OF TWO PUTTI
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VA… Read more THE PROPERTY OF A LADY
A PAIR OF PARCEL-GILT PAINTED CARVED WOOD VASE STANDS, EACH IN THE FORM OF TWO PUTTI

NORTH ITALIAN, LATE 17TH OR EARLY 18TH CENTURY

Details
A PAIR OF PARCEL-GILT PAINTED CARVED WOOD VASE STANDS, EACH IN THE FORM OF TWO PUTTI
North Italian, late 17th or early 18th century
Each depicting two putti standing on an integrally carved naturalistic base and supporting a circular platform.
The paint surface later and with numerous chips, cracks and minor damages.
44½ in. (113 cm.) high, each (2)
Special notice

No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis
Sale room notice
Please note that this lot is being offered as 'The Property of Moira Lister, Vicomtesse d'Orthez'.
Please also note the additional provenance information: this lot was formerly owned by Lady Burton, Datchfort House, Inverness.

Lot Essay

These two groups of struggling putti were conceived of as supports for large porcelain vases which would have stood on the circular platforms. Although traditionally attributed to the French sculptor Edmé Bouchardon, this form is more traditionally associated with northern Italy - Venice in particular. However, the present pair, with their distinctive and highly naturalistic faces, seem to share greater similarities with work from other Italian centres, notably Genoa and Milan.
;

More from IMPORTANT EUROPEAN FURNITURE,SCULPTURE,TAPESTRIES & CARPETS

View All
View All