Pair of Italian Art Nouveau Wall Brackets with Figures and Flowers 20th Century
Pair of 20th century Art Nouveau Italian wall brackets, two hand-modeled, hand painted ceramic brackets with a fine polychrome decoration with half-bust figures and flowers.
They are a Northern Italy manufacture, unmarked, dating back to the early 20th century in good condition, with minor chips consistent with age and use.
A very original pair of Italian ceramic brackets showing, in the lower part a flower composition surmounted by two half-bust figures, girl and boy with a fine polychrome decoration.
Ready to be hanged, this pair of antique wall brackets are the ideal support for small sculptures or figurines.
height: 31 cm
width: 18.7 cm
depth: 15.5 cm
18th Century Italian Maiolica Nativity, a lovely Circular Relief Devotional Plaque in polychrome Majolica dating back to 18th century, depicting a round Nativity. The kneeling Virgin with a blue mantle, in an attitude of prayer, with her clasped hands in front of the Child; behind him, we find the donkey and ox heads and two more figures of winged angels, with a celestial drape, on the left of the plaque.
Saint Joseph is kneeling on the right, behind the Madonna, with one hand on his face. Two other undefined figures in relief on the white background, presumably of angels, surmount the composition of this ancient majolica.
Probably walled in origin, this majolica relief has a circular shape, measuring 42 cm in diameter, it is of Umbrian origin (Central Italy) and comes from a private collection in Milan. It shows breaks, chips and losses, consistent with use and age of 1700; it is applied on a wooden disk.