12 December 2002,
Price realised GBP 15,535
GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000
A PAIR OF CARVED MARBLE ROUNDELS DEPICTING BACCHIC SCENES
After Duquesnoy, Italian, first half 18th century
One roundel with three putti eating grapes, the other with two unruly putti fighting, another pair hanging garlands and a single figure playing with a goat.
Each with a modern metal support to the reverse; minor chips.
15¾ in. (40 cm.) diam., each (2)
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Each of these reliefs is a quotation, with variations, from larger compositions by the sculptor François Duquesnoy (1597-1643).
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