18th Century Italian Gilded Bronze Skull
18th century Italian gilded bronze skull a decorative element of an antique cross, as we presume by the truncated hook on the nape that allowed it to be anchored.
In good condition with minor losses consistent with age since this skull lacks a shin on the left side that has broken, as a result of a blow that has also deformed the lower jaw, giving the skull a particularly unsymmetrical mocking appearance.
This is a beautiful collectible piece of 18th century for your Wunderkammern cabinet de curiosities.
height: 3 cm
width: 4.3 cm
depth: 3.2 cm
Early 20th century juggling clown realized in Germany with painted papier-mâché, resting on a paper lined base, equipped with a mechanism, to impress a fun movement.
Turning the key on the back, the clown performs a balance game by spinning three plates on three sticks using the hands and the head. With glass eyes, this antique mechanical toy from the early 1900 is in good state of conservation, with minimal wear of the garments of the dress. Of German origin, comes from a private Milanese collection. Automata have attracted the interest of the most refined collectors, since they were kept in the Wunderkammerns.