Antique Carved Marble Philosopher Miniature
Antique carved marble miniature of philosopher, an Italian white Carrara marble bas-relief profile set in a red scagliola background with carved and gilded oval garland. Black pear wood rectangular original frame, Italian origin, dating back to early 20th century.
height: 12 (8) cm
width: 10 (7) cm
depth: 2 cm
Antique Italian miniature depicting a lady portrait, painted on circular ivory plate, of 7,4 centimeter diameter, signed lower left Bacchini fece.
The lady is wearing an elegant blue off the shoulder dress, has an elaborate curls hairstyle, with rare and precious jewelry ornaments, earrings and hair-brooch of possible Borbonic taste.
These impressive decorative elements make us think of this unknown lady as a member of the noble class, aristocracy of Southern Italy.
Oil painting on ivory, within an gilt bronze round frame decorated with geometrical elements. This miniature is placed within an ebonized wooden frame, dates back to early 19th century and is in good age related condition. A minor restoration.