Pair of 18th Century Terra Cotta Trophy Reliefs

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Pair of 18th Century Terra Cotta Trophy Reliefs

3,500.00

A rare pair of very finely modeled terra cotta plaques set in period frames in the manner of Giuseppe Maria Bonzanigo (1743-1820). Each rectangular work contains allegories of the Arts. One bears a central painter's palette, book, oboe, and branches of roses. The other contains a central tambourine, triangle, grape vines, a recorder, and the Thrysus, a staff topped by a pinecone, an attribute of the Greek god Dionysos. The fired clay which is highlighted with gilt detail, is contained within frames of gilt gesso and wood. Italy, c. 1780.

H 14 in. x W 24 in. x D 2 in.

H 35.56 cm x W 60.96 cm x D 5.08 cm

The terra cotta panels are in extraordinary condition. The frames have had minor gesso and gilding repairs

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