Pair of 18th Century Italian Neapolitan Cherubs Terracotta Putti Sculptures on Giltwood Bases
A stunning pair of Italian Baroque polychrome earthenware winged putti figures dating back to the early 18th century, Neapolitan origin, standing on later circular carved giltwood bases in good age related condition, with minor restorations, consistent with Baroque age.
Listed height refers to the antique terracotta angel sculptures only, including the wooden basement total height is 33 cm.
height: 27 - 23 cm
width: 21.5 - 17 cm
depth: 15.5 - 11.5 cm
A pair of antique Italian Angels, two Baroque polychrome-painted and carved giltwood torchères dating back to late 17th century and coming from an private villa of Siena, a Tuscan city in Central Italy. This rare pair of hand-carved, painted and gilded Cembran pinewood sculptures represent two standing angels figures,with long curled hairs showing a deep carving and excellent gilding, holding a cornucopia, symbol of abundance and prosperity. Both candelabra sculptures raising on stepped and squared armorial bases, with the brotherhood symbol, a kind of symbol of the Golgotha drawn in white tempera. They are also adorned with a blue and red polychrome cloth under a gilded robe.
Overall good and original conditions, wear consistent with use and four centuries of age, wings and one arm missing. In the past, this antique statues have been probably used as lamps. Period: 1600
Height: 70.5 cm - 27,76 inches Width: 17 cm - 6,70 inches Depth: 13 cm - 5 1/8 inch