Of Italian origin, this desk accessory dates back to the very early 20th century, comes from Tuscany, Arezzo and it is in good condition except two minor breaks visible on the ring, see closed up detail.
Antique Italian alabaster sculpture of a Gentleman by Odoardo Tabacchi (Valganna 1831- Milano 1905), a young work of the Italian artist, realized in alabaster during the mid 19th century.
The half-bust elegant dressed male figure is impeccably detailed hand-carved, in a magical warm tone of alabaster, signed on the back coat collar Tabacchi.
This Italian antique sculpture comes from a Milanese private collection and is in good condition, standing on a circular turned wooden basement.
Odoardo Tabacchi was an important Italian Lombard sculptor of the second half of 19th century Realist school, attended the Accademia di Brera in Milan. Teacher of the Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti in Turin, He realized many significant monuments such as Cavour in Milan, Garibaldi and Frejus in Turin, Arnaldo da Brescia in Brescia and Michelangelo in Varese and attended to main Italian Expositions, as well as in Paris and Vienna.