Armorial,a carved and gilded Venetian plaque - For Sale
Armorial,a carved and gilded Venetian plaque
An antique carved Venetian armorial in the glassy enamel paint found on blackamoors .The cartouche shaped fringed ruby drapery being pulled apart by two silver gilt putti revealing the armorial . The drape outside in silver gilt and pulled together in a cornona in the form of a Doge's ceremonial hat .
All carved wood with typical thin plaster coating to provide ground for the gilt and glassy enamel . Minor nicks , cracks and small losses typical of items of age and wear and use .
By repute : The Gritti Palace , Venice during restorations after the 1960 flooding and thence to a Palm Beach Palazzo .
Venetian , circa 1900
Measures 42 tall ,37 wide
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