27 May 1999
Attributed to Lopez Mezquida (17th Century)
Parrot tulips, an iris, roses and otherflowers in a gilt and silver gilt vase on a ledge; and Passion flowers, blossom, tulips, carnations, morning glory and other flowers in a gilt and silver gilt vase on a ledge
oil on canvas, octagonal
the first 38 x 29 in. (98 x 75.5 cm.); the second 38 x 29 in. (98.3 x 74.7 cm.)
with inscription 'D.R. Pius 14' on the reverse of one of the Italian early 19th Century carved and gilded frames
a pair (2)
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Please note that the first picture of the pair is incorrectly illustrated.
An attribution to Mario dei Fiori has been suggested.
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