18th Century Large Italian Gilt Brass Shell from a Baroque Frame
Large embossed, repoussé gilt metal shell from the decoration of a frame of a Baroque church furniture, of Italian origin, dating back to the early 18th century.
This antique Italian work is fully hand-made, has a spectacular original gilding with mercury amalgam, enhanced by the contrast of silvered, embossed metal plates, mounted on each valve and finely decorated with scrolling and floral motif.
Examining the back of the bowl we easily presume that this shell was fixed to a most complex surrounding structure with screws (or nails) as indicated by the central holes.
This large shell is an exclusive Italian artwork dating back to 1720 circa which can be used nowadays as centerpiece.
Some small deformations and cuts in the edges and signs of wear are consistent with use and age of this collectible object.
height: 14 cm
width: 49 cm
depth: 34.5 cm
From Italy A pair of large 18th century Empire Giltwood vases, two carved and giltwood portapalme, handled center vases, on square base, realized in carved Cembran pinewood with Empire foliate motivs carved with vegetal patterns. Could be mounted as large table lamps. This pair of antique lamps is in good condition, material and gilding are original and show normal signs of age and use, with minor gilding losses. They come from a private house of Milan. The back side of this pair is not carved, just painted decorated, as most of the liturgical altar decorations.
Viennese table clock inlaid with ebonized pear wood and rosewood case decorated with great marquetry, geometric ivory , zinc and brass inlays, in perfect condition.
The wooden case and inlays have been restored and finished with elegant gommalacca French polishing, whereas the watch movement is running, with a brass gong signed F.Kunz in Wien.
This bracket, table clock is of Austrian origin, comes from Vienna and dates back to the first half of the nineteenth century.