Antique Silver belt-buckle
Antique Silver belt-buckle 800/000, for belt, with rectangular shape and rounded corners, it’s decorated by scroll engrevings and it centered by a circular, stylized and golden pattern. The molding on the clasp’s edge is gilded and carved with a geometric patterns. It weighs 26.6 grams and dates back to the early twentieth century.
height: 4,5 cm
width: 2.5 cm
depth: 1 cm
An Italian Ginori Porcelain pair of Dwarfs or two old persons represented as grotesque figures. These small figures inspired from a series of drawings by Jacques Callot’s entitled, “Grosteque Dwarves" dating back to 1616.
Both figures are in excellent condition, come from a private Milanese collection and date back to the second quarter of 19th century.
With a cobalt blue Doccia Ginori mark on the underside, a G under the Crown of Naples, stand on circular bases and date back to late 19th century.
According to historical facts, the figures were actually real-life dwarves who were hired to stand outside of the Royal courts, wearing advertisements.