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18th century Italian Putto on a Rose Quartz Crystal Cluster and Gold Leaf Shells

$4,200

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18th century Italian hand carved wood angel with gold leaf wings mounted on a rose quartz crystal cluster with coordinating gold leaf shells. This putto originates from an important church in Liguria, Italy, symbolic of the region's traditional ecclesiastical decoration. A Putto (plural is putti) is a nude chubby child figure, often with wings, frequently appearing in both mythological and religious paintings and sculpture, especially of the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Derived from personifications of love, or eros figures, in Greek and Roman art, putti came to be used to portray cherubim in Italian paintings and pieces of the 15th century, especially those of the Madonna and child. With the revival of classical mythological subjects in the late 15th century, cupid was commonly represented as a putto, and numbers of anonymous putti were frequently depicted in attendance on various immortals. The piece is put together by Jean O'Reilly Barlow, the artist and creative director of Interi. The date of manufacture reflects when she created the piece and the period shows that the putto is originally 18th century. The Italian putto, rose quartz crystal cluster, and gold leaf shells are put together in a sculptural form - creating a piece that appears to have evolved together over time. Together, the ecclesiastical artifact and minerals create a historically significant and yet contemporary piece - interpreting the past to create a piece entirely original, evolving in its own right.

Details

  • Creator
    Interi (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 10.5 in. (26.67 cm)Width: 9 in. (22.86 cm)Depth: 4.5 in. (11.43 cm)
  • Style
    Rococo (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    2020
  • Condition
    Additions or alterations made to the original: Interi transforms Italian artifacts using artistic methods and contemporary interpretations. The Italian putto artifact has been joined together with the rose quartz crystal cluster and gold leaf shells to create a new sculptural piece. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Dublin, IE
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU5127122012432

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    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 4-6 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Columbia, SC
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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