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AN ITALIAN ORMOLU-MOUNTED RED SICILIAN JASPER COFFEE TABLE
VENETIAN SCHOOL, CIRCA 1775

A set of six watercolours of Ceremonial Gondolas

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VENETIAN SCHOOL, CIRCA 1775
A set of six watercolours of Ceremonial Gondolas
all inscribed and dated '27 Maggio 1775 in Venezia' (lower centre)
pen and ink and watercolour
15 x 21 in. (38.1 x 53.4 cm.); and similar
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Depicted in these six watercolours are important Venetian figures standing or sitting in the bow of their 'Bissona' a type of Venetian ceremonial boat - decorated with allegorical and fanciful carvings and rowed by eight costumed oarsmen. The inscription denotes that these were produced to commemorate a ceremony or regatta which took place on the 27 May 1775.

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