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An Italian silver-plated, bronze and marble sculptural centrepiece
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An Italian silver-plated, bronze and marble sculptural centrepiece

LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY, THE BASE SIGNED AVOLIO

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An Italian silver-plated, bronze and marble sculptural centrepiece
Late 19th/early 20th century, the base signed Avolio
Formed as St. George and the Dragon, the detachable figure of St. George scantily drapped and wearing a helmet with dragon finial, seated on a rearing horse and attacking the dragon beneath the horse's hooves with a spear, on a rocky rectangular base, the dragon with textured scales, the figures detachable, all on a bronze and marble stepped plinth with applied foliate scroll angles
24in. (61cm.) high overall
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Christie's Rome, 29 May 1996, lot 367
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