12 December 2002
SOLD BY ORDER OF THE EXECUTORS
OF THE LATE LORD HARTWELL M.B.E., T.D.
A CARVED MARBLE BUST OF A WOMAN
Circle of Filippo Parodi (1630-1702), late 17th or early 18th century
On a rectangular spreading marble socle with pietra dura inlay; the reverse simply finished.
Minor chips and scratches.
20½ in. (52.1 cm.) high, overall
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