Florentine Mosaic Pietra Dura Italian Street View With Landscape 1950 Circa
A mid-20th century Italian pietra dura inlaid plaque, a Florentine commesso depicting an Italian street with landscape, in good condition dating to 1950 circa.
This Italian artwork is a mosaic panel, with marquetry technique which uses highly polished, hand-cut colored semiprecious stones, which are inlay-ed with one another to create a gorgeous picture, using the natural colours of the different stones and marbles. The stones used are exceptionally polished and include Siena marble, Bardiglio green marble, Verona red marble, paesina and many other stones.
This inlaid plaque is unframed and comes from a private collection of Milan.
height: 23 cm
width: 14.5 cm
depth: 0.8 cm
A stunning pair of Empire four-light gilt bronze figural candelabra, of French origin, dating back to 1810 circa. Extraordinary high-quality casting, chasing, engraving and mercury gilding.
Each flambeau has four curved branches decorated with floral patterns, ending with palm leaves and wax cups or bobéches are flower-shaped. Candle holders issuing from a torch, held by putti balancing on a round globe. Both cherubs have a perfect anatomy, with curled hair and a spectacular chiseled plumage wings. The candelabra are mounted on a stepped square base measuring 13 x 13 centimeters .
In overall excellent condition, with the exception of old restorations on a garland, an index finger and a leaf top missing.
They come from a luxury villa at Como Lake..
We have disassembled both works for cleaning and each item consists of 38 pieces and a globe edge is engraved with monogram M.B, may be initials of the artisan maker.
Each piece is characterized by a superb casting, chasing, engraving and mercury gilding and must be made by a great French fondeur-ciseleur of Empire period.
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.